Saturday 27 March 2010

What is deep tissue massage?

I am often asked about the various forms of massage, and how they differ from each other.

Well here is a start..

Deep tissue massage is a form of massage that works on the deep layers of the muscle tissue. The aim of the therapy is to release deep-seated tension from the muscles. It will generally use slower more focused strokes then other types of massage. As it focuses on specific areas and can be quite hard, the client can often feel pain the day after the massage but you will feel much better within a couple of days.

Deep tissue massage will release a lot of toxins that are blocked in the muscles and causing the tension. For that reason it is important to drink a lot of water after the therapy in order to clear the toxins out of your system.

There are many conditions that can benefit from deep tissue massage and they include chronic pain, limited mobility, recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, and sports injury), repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, postural problems, osteoarthritis pain, fibromyalgia, muscle tension or spasm.

Deep Tissue Massage - or Sports Massage - is just one of the therapies  - alongside hair removal - that I offer from my home in Woking, Surrey.