Deep tissue massage is a therapy which focusses on the deeper muscles and layers of the body. It is helpful for chronic aches and pains, restricted movement, and tense or contracted muscles. If you are suffering from a stiff neck, sore shoulders, tight legs or muscle 'knots', then deep tissue massage could be for you!

Deep tissue massage draws on conventional massage techniques, but the pressure is usually deeper, slower and more focussed than in traditional relaxation massage. It may be restricted to a certain area (such as the back, shoulders and neck), or could be used as part of a full body session.

Whilst the pressure is traditionally firm in deep tissue massage, this doesn't mean that it should be painful. Instead, therapists are more likely to use the broad surfaces of their forearms and palms to sink into the deeper muscles, which allows the muscles to relax into the pressure being used. And as always, if anything feels painful or uncomfortable, your therapist is more than willing to adjust the pressure or technique to suit you. Firm pressure can mean different things to different people!

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