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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage: 40 or 60 minute treatments
Deep tissue massage (DTM) is a therapeutic massage to the deeper levels of muscle tissue, fascia and ligaments that releases chronic tension, pain and inflammation. DTM uses many techniques to release tension including dynamic petrissage in the direction of and across the fibres of the muscles, tendons and fascia; neuromuscular and trigger point techniques, direct pressure, squeezing techniques and static compressions. Although deep pressure is applied this does not mean it is forceful or painful. You may experience a little soreness and heat during or after the massage if some areas are particularly tight but you should feel better than ever within a day or two. It is important not to over treat any tissues in one session as this will cause the muscles to become full of blood and very hot and therefore a course of treatments may be required to release chronic tension. DTM is a very effective treatment for sports and other injuries.
DTM helps to soften hard fibrous tissues and separate adherent fibres. This allows circulation and nutrients to reach all the cells and removes waste products so it relieves pain, congestion and inflammation. It can also help to break up and eliminate scar tissues and improves circulation to the skin and improves skin tone. DTM is beneficial for the skeletal system, it can improve the range of motion in many joints, clear deposits and debris from old bone injuries and help to restore damaged ligaments and tendons. It may also enhance the effectiveness of more specific treatments (osteopathy, chiropractic, physiotherapy etc). Importantly DTM can help to address posture.
© Christina Burrows