DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

Carola Aust MICHT, MLLAUK-1

169.jpgAdvanced deep tissue massage is a type of massage that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue through manipulation and stretching techniques. This massage uses firm strokes, deeper pressure with the fingers, thump, wrist or even the elbow. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, lower back tightness, and sore shoulders.

Advanced deep tissue massage is a type of massage that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue through manipulation and stretching techniques. This massage uses firm strokes, deeper pressure with the fingers, thump, wrist or even the elbow. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, lower back tightness, and sore shoulders.

How does it work?

When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesion (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movements, and cause inflammation. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, I often use direct deep pressure or friction applied into or across the grain of the muscle.

Will deep tissue massage hurt?

At certain points during the massage, my clients find there is usually some discomfort experienced but I guide my clients through the application of deep tissue techniques. It is important that my clients inform me when things hurt and if any soreness or pain they experience is outside their comfort range.

Deep tissue massage

What conditions are deep tissue massages used for?

  • Muscle tension or spasm
  • Chronic pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Limited mobility
  • Recovery from injuries (e.g. falls, sport injuries, whiplash)
  • Postural problems
  • Osteoarthritis pain