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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders.

Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.

How does it work?
When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation.

Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, the massage therapist often uses direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles.

What can it help with?
Unlike classic massage therapy, which is used for relaxation, deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as:

  • Chronic pain
  • Limited mobility
  • Recovery from injuries
  • Repetitive strain injury, such as carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Postural Problems
  • Ostearthritis pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscle tension or spasm

What happens during a treatment?
Massage therapists may use fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows, and forearms during the deep tissue massage.

You may be asked to breathe deeply as the massage therapist works on certain tense areas. It is important to drink plenty of water as you can after the massage to flush metabolic waste from the tissues.

Price:

£85 per 90 minute session

£60 per 60 minute session

£40 per 30 minute session

The practitioners that offer Deep Tissue Massage are...

Alan Joseph

Alan is a Member of the Complementary Therapists Association (CThA) and is qualified in Holistic and Deep Tissue Massage.

Audrone Rackauskaite

Audra is a Member of the Sports Massage Association (SMA) and Complementary Therapists Association (CThA). She became interested in complementary therapies six years ago.

Lia Schiesches

Having been deeply involved with a number of movement modalities, ranging from Acrobatics to Capoeira and Dance, it felt like a very natural development to start treating bodies.

Amy Moffat

Amy believes in treating each individual according to their very own intricate and specific needs. Every treatment is tailored, after consultation and body examination, to the characteristics of each person.
Using deep tissue and soft tissue techniques combined, Amy treats chronic aches and pains, supports injury management and also treats women through pregnancy, all with the aim of restoring health and energy to body and mind in a supportive and welcoming environment.

Robbie Jacobs

Having qualified as an Osteopath in 2011, Robbie also trained and worked as a Sports Massage Therapist alongside his degree.

Aimee Quinn

Aimee has been working as a full-time Holistic therapist for over 12 years. Her therapies include Deep Tissue Massage, Holistic Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage and On-site massage.

Rosie Little

Rosie has a passion for helping others improve their well being, having worked in Marketing for 6 years she became aware of how hard it can be in a busy city with little time to really switch off and relax from stresses and worries, having suffered from anxiety and stress herself she noticed how many people around her were experiencing the same issues.

Andrew Fung

Andrew is passionate about how Osteopathy can help people in all stages of life to recover from injury, reduce pain and restore balance to their body.

Rita Bewley

Rita specialises in relaxing holistic, deep tissue and therapeutic massage. She incorporates music, light and aromatherapy to enhance her clients experience.

Yuriko Tokunaga

Yuriko has been practicing complementary therapies for over ten years with an intense passion to assist others in reaching their personal levels of health and happiness. With her own experience she believes that a holistic approach enables people to get to the core of their health challenges rather than simply addressing symptoms.

Arek Rogacki

Arek qualified with a BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Sports & Remedial Massage from the North London School of Sports Massage.

Stephanie Boyd

Stephanie has been working in the therapies industry for 9 years.
She now works in private practice and specialises in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and remedial deep tissue massage.

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