Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles. It is used for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
It is also a great choice for sports enthusiasts as it helps clean out all the toxins and allows the muscles to perform to their best ability.
Deep tissue massage uses a mixture of pressure and long stroking movements to help release tension. This can be done using the hands, forearms and elbows. It also includes trigger point therapy. These are specific points on the body that, when pressed and held for up to 90 seconds, can release the tension and tightness.
Pain relief, stress relief and improved range of motion are just a few of the many benefits deep tissue can offer.
For the sports enthusiasts, when used on a regular basis it can have a positive effect on the muscles, allowing you to train harder, get better results and for the muscles to repair quicker. During a sporting event we generally push ourselves that bit harder, so having a post event massage is incredibly beneficial and will allow the muscles to repair more quickly.
Deep tissue massage is a great way to deal with a specific problem area, such as chronic pain or injury. The slow deep pressure used in the massage breaks up the tightness in the muscles, allowing them to relax and repair.