A deep tissue Massage works on the deeper layers of muscle tissue aiming to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body.   A combination of slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas may be used.

Working a specific joint, muscle or muscle group, the practitioner can access deeper layers of the soft tissue. When muscles are stressed, they block oxygen and nutrients, leading to inflammation that builds up toxins in the muscle tissue. The purpose of deep tissue massage is to “unstick” the fibres of a muscle while releasing deeply-held patterns of tension, removing toxins, while relaxing and soothing the muscle. It is both corrective and therapeutic. 

Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage. However, this generally will last no more than a day or two and after this initial soreness the whole area will feel better, more mobile and comfortable than before.

Acupuncture, cupping and infra-red heat treatment may be added to your deep tissue massage (at additional cost) please enquire when you book your massage.