Deep tissue massage – is it for me?

massageDeep Tissue massage works mainly on the body’s connective tissue, or fascia, which wraps, binds, supports and separates all the internal structures, including the skeletal muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, and organs.

The aim of treatment is to restore structural alignment and balance within the body by removing chronic tensions, formed by deep muscular tension, which inhibits postural ease and movement.

Deep Tissue massage strokes manipulate the fascia by the action of friction and stretching. Although the strokes are designed to penetrate the deeper levels, causing undue pain in the attempt to free the body from tension is counter-productive, as the neuromuscular response of the tissues will be to contract in defence.

During a treatment, the practitioner may use their thumbs, knuckles, and forearms to stretch and manipulate the fascia. Pressure is applied slowly and in conjunction with the patient’s breathing.

The benefits of Deep Tissue massage include:

  • Improved blood flow
  • Oxygenation of the bloodstream
  • Removal of toxins in sore muscles allowing them to heal and strengthen

Deep Tissue massage is usually based over a course of treatments, so that the whole structure of the body can be balanced and re-aligned.

Please note that Deep Tissue massage is not designed to leave you feeling relaxed, it tends to tackle particular physical and muscular problems.

If you are still unsure whether Deep Tissue massage is suitable for your needs, please contact

Michelle Finnigan on 077594 84655.


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