Deep Tissue Massage relieves pain


What is Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massage uses firm pressure and slow movements, along with techniques that allow for penetration of the deeper muscle layers, with a particular emphasis on releasing chronic tension, trigger points and muscle pain.

Rather than a standard full body massage, each treatment is tailored to your individual needs, thereby giving more localised attention to the area concerned, so you gain maximum benefit.


What are the benefits of Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massage helps to refresh and relax muscles by breaking up and reducing scar tissue and adhesions, releasing deeply-held patterns of tension and stress and improving joint mobility. This aids the removal of toxins and increases and improves blood flow and oxygen circulation, enabling better transportation of nutrients throughout the body. Results include strengthening the immune system, stimulating digestion, increasing energy levels and releasing endorphins.

It is the perfect treatment to help relax, revitalise, ground and centre you on all levels: physical, mental and emotional.


What does Deep Tissue Massage feel like?

Deep Tissue Massage is a hands-on treatment, using parts of the hands, including the fingers and base of the thumb, but also the elbows and other devices specifically designed to provide release of muscular tension, such as the Jacknobber.

Jacknobber is a tool for use in Massage  Hands are used in Massage for tension release


Are there any side-effects of Deep Tissue Massage?

The aim of deep tissue massage is not to leave you feeling relaxed and full of bliss, as its purpose is to treat specific physical, muscular problems. As you're unlikely to be lost in an ocean of private serenity, you will be able to go back to work, drive, or go out afterwards without feeling you've lost any benefit.

In some cases minor local bruising can appear, but this will only last for a few days. As it is often necessary to use deep pressure, or friction applied across the grain of the muscles, there can be some discomfort and minor pain at the time of treatment, but this will usually subside within a day.

If at any time you experience soreness or discomfort which is out of your comfort range, it is important you tell the practitioner, who can adjust the treatment accordingly. You may also be advised to apply ice to the area after the massage.


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Where can I receive Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep Tissue Massage is available at:
  • Massage in Peterborough - The Hares Clinics
    Stowgate Road, Deeping St James, Peterborough PE6 8TZ
  • Massage in Huntingdon - The Hares Clinics
    3 Brookside, Sawtry, Huntingdon PE28 5UX
  • Massage in Royston - The Hares Clinics
    44 Station Road, Steeple Morden, Royston Herts SG8 0NP