Deep Tissue Massage

The ideal massage for the treatment of pain and reorganisation of posture through the mobilisation of connective tissue and deep muscle layers.

Deep Tissue Massage is a genuinely therapeutic form of body work and clients who want to receive a truly deep massage find this technique more relaxing than any other. This deep and slow work will glide through muscle tissues, discovering tight areas within the fibres allowing the time for the tension to dissolve before moving on.

If you love a deep massage, this is the one for you!

The science

Fascia is the fibrous semi-flexible membrane of connective tissue that unites the distinct components of the human body. Within the fascia, small bags are formed that contain the organs of the human body. Mio means muscle. The Mio-fascia covers, serves as a support, and separates the muscles of the body. Each muscle fibre is wrapped within Mio-fascia, and furthermore, each muscle is also wrapped in Mio-fascia. The Miofascial tissue has a dynamic behaviour: under tension it augments its density and relative rigidity, giving the muscle greater structural support.

As a result of the augmentation of the density generated by the increase of tension, the body becomes more rigid and less flexible, which in turn produces restriction of movement. Generally these are the result of misalignments and mechanical-postural or functional imbalances, many of which have emotional roots. Deep Miofascial massage addresses the treatment of chronic pain, and also the treatment of lesser pain caused by this lack of flexibility and movement.

What is a session like?

A deep tissue massage session will start with a conversation to find out what you need to receive during the session and will also include a few simple tests to help design the treatment plan. Once your goals have been established and a treatment plan is in place, we will begin the massage.

The work will take place lying down on a massage table. Before the session begins you will be left alone for a moment to undress to the level you are comfortable with and to lay on the table, draped by the sheets.

During the session, you may be asked to change position; body work can be done face-down, face-up, side-lying or sitting, depending on the needs that the session presents. Throughout your time there will be just enough communication to make sure you are feeling alright and to make sure you are getting what you want . In general, body work is better received almost in silence, allowing both therapist and client to enter a more meditative state. This will help you enter into a clearer space of felt sense, being able to make contact with the sensations of the body as the massage progresses.

Once your session has finished you will have a few moments of calm, before being left alone to get changed.

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