Suffering from chronic pain due to a muscle injury, tension build-up, repetitive strain, or postural imbalances? A deep tissue massage may be the answer. book an appointment with me today. Let me assist you on your journey to better health and well-being.
Technique and Uses
A deep tissue massage treatment will begin with a gentle massage to warm up the muscles and connective tissues. Once the muscles are warmed up, I will target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissues and use firmer pressure, gliding strokes and friction to stretch and elongate the tissues. With the goal being to realign the muscle and connective tissue, I will begin to break-up any scar tissue and adhesion or “knots” I find. Based on your comfort level, I will gradually increase the pressure applied and you may find me using my forearms and elbows to manipulate the muscle and connective tissues. If at any point during treatment you feel discomfort, let me know, I will adjust my techniques and pressure to better suit your needs.
Precautions and Side Effects
Since deep tissue massage employs the use of firm pressure it is not recommended for those suffering from certain medical conditions such as cancer or having recently undergone treatment for cancer, tumours; osteoporosis, fragility, or recent bone injuries; blood disorders, recent or current thrombosis; pregnancy; skin inflammation, infection; open or unhealed wounds; hernias. If you suffer from a medical condition, please consult your doctor prior to treatment. You may feel a little stiff and sore in the area following treatment and some bruising may occur, but it should subside after a day or so. If you experience further pain as a result of treatment, please let me know.