Deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as chronic muscle pain, injury rehabilitation, and the following conditions:
Be sure to advise your therapist of any pre-existing medical conditions or areas to avoid before they begin your treatment.
Your therapist will use a combination of trigger point techniques, cross-fibre friction and myofascial release, alongside joint mobilisations and stretches.
At the beginning of a deep tissue massage, lighter pressure is generally applied to warm up and prepare the muscles. Specific techniques are then applied. Common techniques include:
Following your massage, your muscles may feel sore for a day or two, though it may also help to alleviate existing soreness.
After a deep tissue massage it is very important that you take time to rest.
We recommend not having any plans for the rest of the day allow your body to readjust.
Take a warm bath, ensure you get adequate rest and drink plenty of water. Never put strain on muscles that are already feeling tender.
At certain times during the massage, you may feel some discomfort or even some pain as the massage therapist works on areas where there are adhesions or scar tissue.
Pain isn’t necessarily good, and it’s not a sign that the massage will be effective. In fact, your body may tense up in response to pain, making it harder for the therapist to reach deeper muscles.
You should always tell your massage therapist if you feel pain during the massage.
The therapist can adjust the technique or further prep the tissues if the superficial muscles are tense.