Deep Tissue Massage is an intense technique as it is uses deep pressures in a deliberate,
focused way by the therapist. It is similar to Swedish massage, but the firmer pressures
used are intended to work through the outer muscles and other soft tissues of the
body and access the deeper layers further in.
Although this is a deep massage, many people find the pressures used very relaxing
and frequently fall into a doze during treatment.
Deep Tissue Massage is used to treat various muscular-skeletal disorders and complaints
by breaking down tension spots and adhesions to reduce pain and increase range of
To achieve the required pressures the therapist will use fingers, knuckles, fists,
forearms and elbows and sometimes massage therapy tools. During this treatment I’ll
be regularly checking with you to make sure that the pressures I’m using are within
However you can be assured that I never use pressures that are too uncomfortable
- the idea of no-pain-no-gain is a myth, as massage doesn't need to be painful to
deliver results. In fact, if the pressure being used is making you grit your teeth
and curl your toes it’s far too much pressure and your muscles will object and begin
to fight back, so yo’ll lose any therapeutic benefit.
Even if you like the feeling of deep pressure it should always be in the “good”