Releasing muscle spasm
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Deep tissue massage uses a variety of techniques to work on the muscles to release tension and areas of spasm. The aim is to free up muscle tissue through manual mobilisation and the application of pressure, at the same time as improving the circulation of blood and lymph. It can be used to treat muscular and joint pain, address incorrect posture and improve the range of motion of the joints.
These are some of the reasons deep tissue massage is often used to alleviate the symptoms of various common ailments, such as back pain, limited mobility, problems with posture, repetitive strain injury, neck pain, muscle tension, injury recovery etc.
People are often concerned they may feel some pain and discomfort during a deep tissue massage - perhaps being used to seeing caricature masseurs in comedy films who spend more time thumping their victims than healing them! While it's true that you might feel the effects of this type of massage a little more than other forms, you simply have to let me know if you don't like it and I can tailor my technique to your requirements.
During the massage process, I may use various parts of my hand and arm- such as palm, knuckles, elbows, fingertips and even forearms - as this is the best method for getting really deep into the tissue for dealing with the issues you're having. (This is one of the main reasons you should always consult your doctor before undertaking any form of massage - in particular if you've suffered from any sort of blood clotting or if you have any ongoing medical condition).
Fundamentally, the more you tell me about what's troubling you, the more I can implement the methods and techniques I'm trained in to deliver the best possible end result.
I can then offer additional advice regarding exercises to do in between treatments to build on the improvements obtained from the massage therapy.