What is Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep Tissue Massage is form of body work that is typically firmer in pressure and slower that works on the deeper layers of muscle and fascia.
It can be used in a variety of ways to assist in improving range of motion, removing aches and pains, promote well being and for stress relief.
It can also be a technique used when having a sports massage depending on be used pre (before) or post (after) event, race or competition or even if you are upping your training load.
Does it hurt?
NO! Deep Tissue Massage does not need to hurt to be effective. An experienced Remedial Massage Therapist should be able perform a deep tissue massage with different levels of pressure depending on what you respond to best.
Pain should never be felt.
When should I get a Deep Tissue Massage?
This is totally dependent on your goals, there is no one size fits all approach, however here is a little guide developed in collaboration by our massage clients and our Remedial Massage team.
Massage for General Well-being / Maintenance
This great for people who want to keep their body moving well, feeling fresh and relaxed.
30 - 45 minutes every 2 - 4 weeks
60 minutes every 3 - 6 weeks
Massage for Sports Performance and Recovery
A Sports Massage is active people wanting to keep their body in it’s best shape, optimise performance and improve recovery.
Pre event massage: 30-60 minutes between 2 and 7 days before your event.
Post Event massage: 60 minutes between 1 and 5 days after an event.
Massage within a sports season: 45 - 60 minutes 1 - 3 days after your game
Massage for Body Aches and Muscle Stiffness
This perfect for people to get relief from frequent neck, shoulder, hip, back discomfort or event things such as postural headaches, chronic calf tightness or lower back stiffness.
First few sessions 30 - 60 minutes: 1 - 2 x per week. These are closer together to get rapid relief from your discomfort.
Later sessions 60 minutes: Every 2 - 6 weeks. Further apart to keep you feeling great and the discomfort away.
Massage for Rehabilitation
You can use Remedial Massage Therapy as a part of your rehabilitation from an injury or after a surgical procedure.
Here is a quick summary of how a Deep Tissue Massage can benefit you!
Deep Tissues Massage can:
Enhance muscle function
Aid in injury recovery
Ease chronic muscle aches and pains
Restore range of motion
Assist in sports related muscle problems
Increase joint mobility
What can I do now?
Make an appointment with our Remedial Massage Therapist to get you some relief.
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