Deep Tissue and Relaxation Massage

When to have deep tissue massage

For:

  • a stiff neck
  • strained shoulders
  • headaches
  • lower back stiffness and pain
  • reduced movement
  • overused muscles from training and exercise
  • aches and pains from repetitive movement or poor posture
  • waking up in pain
  • Immune system boosting
  • desk worker
  • physical working
  • a prevention of injury
  • preventing tension build up

The aims and benefits

  • To loosen and relax tight muscle and fascia either from posture problems, repetitive movements, or injury.
  • Using a firm pressure movement is restored  alleviating pain, spasm, creaky joints.
  • Using a lighter pressure can create deep relaxation
  • Massage helps to alleviate radiating or referred pain that may be causing physical or emotional stress and improves blood circulation.  
  • By affecting the lymphatic system fluid and toxins are moved, to allow an area to heal and recover
  • The result is an overall improvement in movement and efficiency of  the body and regular massaging can prevent injuries from occurring

What should I expect during a treatment?

In this deep massage treatment the therapist may use hands, thumbs, fingers, elbows and knuckles to release muscle and facia tension. Other techniques used where beneficial are passive joint movements, muscle stretching and deep breathing

What combines well with this as a treatment or aftercare?

Reflexology to look at the body as a whole (treatment and homecare)

Aromatherapy essential oils can be blended and used (treatment and homecare)

Nutritional testing and education (treatment and homecare)

Kinesiology for reoccurring problems that will not fix (treatment with homecare)

Face Yoga to alleviate the tension in the jaw and work the muscles of the face. (Treatment and homecare)

Yoga stretches to release soft tissue tension Yoga to identify the causes and diminish the reoccurrence of the problem by improving health (aftercare advice)