It is very similar to a swedish massage, using firm pressure to target specific areas of tension and pain within the body. If you are suffering from severe pain, or in recovery after a soft tissue injury, then a deep tissue massage is the perfect solution. Even if you are feeling particularly stressed, this massage treatment offers instant relief from any form of tension.
As a fully qualified massage therapist I will discuss the specific issues you are encountering prior to our initial appointment. During this type of massage I focus on targeting particular areas that stimulate blood flow, kick starting your body's natural healing process. I also use a range of techniques (involving fingertips, knuckles, forearm and elbows for different types of pressure) to break up adhesions, handle deep muscle layers and connective tissue. Pressure can be increased or decreased at anytime, dependent upon what is most comfortable for you.
There are many benefits provided from a deep tissue massage, including a reduction in anxiety, stress and muscle tension. It is also proven to improve athletic recovery, break up scar tissue and release 'happy hormones' including serotonin. Knots can be released and an improvement in elasticity can often be felt after a massage of this kind.
My name is Steve and I am the founder of Life Work Balance. As a fully qualified therapist, I have completed an array of CPD courses and qualifications including a Level 5 BTEC Professional Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy. We are a member of the Sports Therapy Organisation and the complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, further reassurance that you are dealing with a reputable and professional massage therapy company. I pride myself on getting to know each of my customers individually and adapting their treatment accordingly. As well as treating the pain, my aim is to always try and diagnose the cause of your discomfort.