- Are you stiff, sore and lacking in mobility?
- Do you suffer from a stubborn injury or ailments that aren't getting any better?
At Tension Release, we offer Deep Tissue Massage Therapy in our Melbourne clinic. Deep Tissue Massage helps to ease muscle tension and assists with a range of health concerns.
This style of massage is perfect for areas that are chronically tense, like stiffness in the neck, tightness in the lower back, and sore shoulders. It eases chronic pain and helps speed recovery from sports and other injuries.
After a Deep Tissue Massage, you'll feel looser and more flexible all over. You may be able to move freely in areas that were stiff before. From moving your head from side to side without pain to being able to lace your shoes up without feeling a twinge in your lower back.
How Does Deep Tissue Massage Work?
The definition of Deep Tissue Massage is simple: as the name suggests, it's designed to relieve severe tension in the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues. Also helps to loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from the muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly.
Chronic muscle tension or injury can lead to adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) developing in muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain and inflammation, as well as limiting movement.
Deep Tissue Massage therapy works to relieve pain and restore normal movement by physically breaking down adhesions, releasing deeply held tension points. To do this, the massage therapist often uses direct, deep pressure or friction along the grain of the muscle.
The massage therapist may use fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows and forearms during the massage.
Making the Most of Your Deep Tissue Massage
You may be asked to breathe deeply as the massage therapist works on particularly tense areas.
The massage therapist never applies deep pressure for its own sake. The level of pressure may be strong but it should not be painful. It's important to let the therapist know if you're feeling uncomfortable with the level of pressure.
It's also important to drink plenty of water after the massage to flush metabolic waste from the tissues.
Preparing for Your Deep Tissue Massage
On the day of your appointment, eat lightly. Increase your intake of water and try to minimise sugar and caffeine.
Like to Know More about Deep Tissue Massage?
For more information about how Deep Tissue Massage therapy can give your muscles a new lease of life, or to book a massage treatment, don't hesitate to call our St Kilda Melbourne clinic on (03) 9863 7011.
Or why not book a massage online by simply filling in the form on the left?
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage Therapy
Deep Tissue Massage usually focuses on a specific ailment or injury. It's often recommended for athletes and those involved in heavy physical activity.
Conditions it can help with include:
- Chronic pain in areas such as the back, shoulders, neck and hips
- Limited mobility
- Recovery from injuries (eg whiplash, falls, sports injury)
- Repetitive strain injury such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Postural problems
- Pain from osteoarthritis
- Muscle tension or spasm
Not sure if Deep Tissue Massage Therapy is what you need?
Call us on (03) 9863 7011 for a consultation.