Deep tissue massage City of London – Bank – St Paul’s – Canary Wharf – Liverpool Street – Moorgate – London
Deep tissue massage is a technique designed to relieve severe tension in a muscle, a group of muscles like quadriceps or hamstrings, fascia, like iliotibial band or achilles tendon and connective tissue, like the sheath around every muscle.
We can describe Deep tissue massage as a treatment on the body which goes below superficial connective tissue with the aim of breaking up unusual structural patterns and allows nutrients to flow freely, along with oxygen in the blood.
During a Deep treatment, the therapist will apply a considerable amount of pressure over the affected area, which it can cause some discomfort for a very short period of time, normally 3-10 seconds, depending on the muscle and how tense the area is.
BENEFITS OF DEEP TISSUE
- Reduces pain
- Increases range of motion of limbs by restoring mobility
- Relaxes and sooth muscles
- Breaks up scar tissue due to injury
- helps muscles to stay flexible
WHO MAY BENEFIT FROM DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
- Athletes (weekend athletes as well)
- Individuals with chronic joint or muscle injuries
- Individuals that perform repetitive work that causes considerable strain on muscles and joints
- Individuals who suffer from stress
Deep tissue massage should not be painful but pressure will be relatively strong, the areas that will be more sensitive to this treatment will be around the shoulder blades, calf muscles and hamstrings.
On average, people who do sports will benefit from a deep tissue massage as this will evenly sort out any tension from a muscle group, including tendons and ligaments.
On cyclists (hamstrings and calves)
Runners (quadriceps, calves, achilles tendon and glutes)
Swimmers (rotator calves, hamstrings)
Not only indicated for sports people, deep tissue massage is also beneficial for anyone dealing with muscular tightness given that some lifestyle injuries, or misalignments, can cause muscles to shorten or even create knots and adhesion (which takes place when the muscle sheaths stuck to one another)
in our case, sports massage will include deep tissue strokes as part of the treatment, as a method of preparing the muscles prior manipulation.