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Remedial /Deep Tissue

Get relief from muscular tension & painful trigger points and boost your overall circulation.

Deep Tissue Massage, as its name says, focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It is designed to reach the deep sections of thick muscles, specifically the individual muscle fibres.
Using deep muscle compression and friction along the grain of the muscle, the purpose of Deep Tissue Massage is to unstick the fibres of the muscles and release both toxins and deeply held tension points. Specific hand positions and strokes are used to respond to various tissues while breath and movement techniques are employed to release muscular congestion. It helps to loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly. It is both corrective and therapeutic. It is beneficial for many physical problems, including sports injuries and chronic pain. Because it works very deeply, emotional issues can also be addressed, when these have been stored in the body.
Treatments take place on a massage table on bare skin. Deep Tissue Massage usually focuses on specific areas and may cause some soreness during or after the session. If the massage is done correctly however, you should feel better within a day or two. Water helps to eliminate toxins from the body so it is important to drink plenty of water after a Deep Tissue Massage to help this process along.

The Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage.

Deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as chronic muscle pain, injury rehabilitation, and the following conditions:

  • Low back pain
  • Limited mobility
  • Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls)
  • Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Postural problems
  • Muscle tension in the hamstrings, glutes, IT band, legs, quadriceps, rhomboids, upper back
  • Osteoarthritis pain
  • Sciatica
  • Sports concerns (runners, athletes)
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Upper back or neck pain
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Deep Tissue

Contraindications

Deep tissue massage may not be safe for people with

  • Blood Clots: like thrombophlebitis or deep vein thrombosis, due to the risk that they may become dislodged. If you have blood clots or are at risk of forming blood clots, it's essential that you consult your doctor first.
  • Atherosclerosis: a build-up of plaque in artery walls. Care needs to be taken so that any thrombi are not dislodged (See under 'Embolism and Thrombi'.
  • Autoimmune diseases: The immune system produces antibodies against the body's own tissues. Don't work on acutely inflamed tissues.
  • Bipolar Disorder (manic -depressive): during manic phase, deep bodywork could be contraindicated, since it could then increase the amplitude of the extreme mood-swings.
  • Pregnancy: Rule of thumb: no deep work. Be aware: danger of triggering a miscarriage by strong myofascial work is greatest during first 3 months
  • Inflammatory conditions: includes such things as tendonitis and bursitis; contraindicated during acute stages; work peripheral to site possible when inflammation has subsided.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What should I expect from a sports injury consultation?

    We will discuss about your sporting history and your injury following to which there will be a physical examination of the injured area including range of movement and strength. A session of hands on treatment and to conclude exercise prescription of remedial exercises along with advice to have follow-up sessions, should you need more.

  • Who would benefit from sports therapy?

    Anyone who has paint that is related to poor muscular/joint movement or strength and specifically competitive and recreational athletes who have noticed persistent niggles that never seem to come right or your physical performance reached a plateau and you feel to have lost power in your serve or stroke or you find yourself considering giving up your sport because you are too sore after competing, perhaps there is underlying physical reason and a sports therapy could help.

  • What should I expect during my first massage therapy visit?

    Your massage therapist may require you to fill out a health history form. Afterward the therapist will begin by asking you general questions to establish what areas you would like worked on, if there are any conditions needing to be addressed, and to determine if massage is appropriate for you. Your massage therapist may perform certain assessments and testing to evaluate your condition and to see if you have any presenting complaints.
    It is important to list all health concerns and medications so the therapist can adapt the session to your specific needs without doing any harm. It is also important to list any allergies so the therapist is aware if he/she needs to use a different oil or lotion during the session.

  • Do I have to be completely undressed?

    You should undress to the level you are comfortable. For a full body massage, most get completely undressed. However, if you will be more comfortable during the session if you leave your underwear on, that's fine. The therapist will work around the clothes you left on as best as he/she can. If removing all your clothes makes you too nervous and unable to relax, then you are not getting the optimal benefit from the session. Regardless you will always be covered with towel and your therapist will work around you. Your massage therapist should give you privacy to undress and get comfortable on the table.

  • How often should I get a massage?

    Some is better than none. What does that mean? Well, it varies from person to person. If you are just looking for some occasional relaxation, then a session every 3-6 weeks may be fine for you. However, if you are looking to address a specific condition, then it is recommended to go more frequently at first and then slowly taper down to a maintenance schedule. Sometimes more frequent 30-minute sessions can be effective until your goals are met and a maintenance schedule is in place.
    Frequency of sessions should be discussed with your massage therapist after your treatment when he/she has a better hands-on understanding of your particular muscular issues.

  • How many sessions will I need?

    Every person is unique and every condition is unique to each person. It may take one session or it may take several. You and your therapist will be able to talk more specifically about this after your first session and he/she has had a chance to evaluate your body's tissues.

  • How long will a massage treatment last?

    The average full-body massage treatment lasts approximately one hour. A half-hour appointment only allows time for a partial massage session, such as neck and shoulders, back or legs and feet. Many people prefer a 60 to 90-minute session for optimal relaxation. Always allow relaxation time prior to and after the session.  

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