DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Concentrates on the deep layers of muscle and fascia in the body. Some of the same strokes are used as in other massage therapies, such as therapeutic, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia (which is the connective tissue surrounding muscles).
It does focus on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue and is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
This can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation. Therefore muscles need to be relaxed or lengthened back in order to work at the deeper musculature.
Unlike a therapeutic massage, some discomfort is likely to be experienced but the client is asked to communicate when and where there is any soreness or pain beyond their range of discomfort during the treatment.
Occasional soreness following a deep tissue massage, can often be expected but it tends to subside within a day or so. However, People often notice improved range of motion immediately after a deep tissue massage.
Deep tissue massage usually focuses on and is requested by clients who experience;
Chronic muscular pain
Muscle tension in the hamstrings, glutes, IT band, legs, quadriceps, rhomboids, upper back
Muscle tension or spasm
- Ideal for a specific location of major concern
- For one or more areas of concern which requires an intense session
- For full body treatment or for more than one specific area which requires an intense session
- Intense full body session
BODY'S GOT SOUL
185 Drury Lane