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Deep Tissue Massage

With my Deep Tissue Massage therapy, patients claim to feel relaxed and renewed after each session. I’m trained in psychological techniques, so I tailor your session to work on your specific goals and needs. I love showing my patients how just a few treatments can make an enormous difference to their health.

Practitioners may use their forearms, elbows, fingertips and knuckles as well as their hands in order to break-up adhesions. These bands of rigid tissue can cause pain and inflammation, and restrict movement and circulation in muscle tissue.

The list of conditions that can be effectively treated is extensive and includes whiplash and repetitive strain, postural problems and sciatica, sports injury and recovery from falls, muscle tension or spasm in the glutes, hamstrings, quads, rhomboids, IT band and upper back. It’s also recommended for fibromyalgia pain with an improvement in range of motion often noticeable immediately. This therapy has been found to be more effective in relieving osteoarthritis pain than a wide range alternatives, including exercise and physical therapy, prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs, chiropractic and acupuncture treatment, diet and glucosamine.

The benefits aren’t just muscle and pain-related, deep tissue massage treatment can lower blood pressure, heart rate and stress hormone levels. Massage is good for the mind as well as the body boosting mood and helping you relax.

There is usually some stiffness or tenderness after a deep tissue massage, but this shouldn’t last more than a day or two. Stretching can help to reduce it. You can also put ice on any painful areas. Drinking water also helps with muscle rehydration and to flush out the toxins that are released during the massage. It’s sensible to avoid strenuous activity immediately after a massage and to not eat a heavy meal before.

Contraindication:

  •  shouldn’t be done directly over bruised, inflamed or infected skin,

  •  rashes or wounds,

  • fragile bones, or areas of recent fractures,

  •  tumours or abdominal hernias

  • If you have recently had surgery, chemo or any other medical procedure, please check with your doctor before having a massage.

  • may not be suitable during pregnancy

  • may not be suitable for some people with osteoporosis.

  • can be unsafe if you have or at risk of forming blood clots as these can become dislodged.

 

You can find this massage in the following massage packages: