This is the most sought after treatment for chronic pain in the back, neck and shoulders and also my favourite to perform and to receive.
Deep tissue massage focuses on deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, targeting specific areas of tightness. It may be slow but it is definitely an effective process. The work is focused and often concentrated on small areas, stretching the muscle fibres, releasing the tension. It helps to break down any local "knottiness", lumpiness or adhesions therefore improving muscle function, elasticity and efficiency. Therapist's hands (fingers, thumbs, fist and knuckles), forearm and elbow are all tools used during this treatment.
Some of the great benefits of deep tissue work include:
improved flexibility/mobility and added elasticity to the muscles
helps with acute and chronic pain
prevents and eases repetitive strain injury pain
better blood and oxygen circulation
promotes deeper relaxation
improves posture and awareness
it feels great!
Deep tissue massage for the upper back, neck and shoulder is available for 45 minutes or 1 hour long sessions.
You can combine this treatment into a full body massage which is available for 75 minutes up to 2 hour long sessions.
It is also ideal when combined with SCENAR Therapy for back pain management.
All treatments are carried out well within your own comfort levels and pain tresholds.
Prior to any work on deeper layers, muscle tissue is properly warmed up with various massage techniques to allow deeper work.
Please make sure to drink plenty of water during the day prior to this treatment.