Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage Ringwood

Deep Tissue Massage Ringwood

What deep tissue massage does is to ease the tension that lies in the deeper layers of the tissue.  Although aggressive, it works well in expelling chronic tension from the body via deep finger pressure and slow stroking of the contracted areas, while moving across the muscles, fascia, and tendons. Our deep tissue massage in Ringwood helps in relieving the chronic stress that comes with injuries, continuous motions, and misalignment of the muscles.

Deep tissue massage vs deep pressure massage?

Note that deep pressure massage is different from deep tissue massage.  Deep pressure massage is another type of massage therapy that comes handy in the treatment of specific complaints and dysfunctions of the muscle and/or skeleton by applying more pressure. Conversely, deep tissue massage doesn’t just apply more pressure, it accesses and treats the deeper layers of the muscles.

The important stages in deep tissue massage include:

Muscle preparation – the application of light pressure and oil to the areas to be massaged.

Stripping – the application of a gliding pressure along the fibers of your muscles using thumbs, elbows, forearms, or knuckles.

Friction – the application of pressure across the grain of your muscles in the bid to realign the tissue fibres and easing any adhesion-related discomforts.

Does deep tissue massage hurt?

Contrary to the belief that deep tissue massage comes with pain, the session is only intense and not necessarily painful. Hence, most clients refer to the pain as a “good feeling.”  What the session aims to achieve is the removal of the adhesions, muscle tension, and scar tissue found in the deeper musculature.  This is why the pressure is always a bit intense. Nevertheless, always inform your therapist if it becomes unbearable.  You will be asked to breathe deeply while your therapist works on the deep and tense areas of your muscles.

After your deep tissue massage

Chances are you will feel some soreness and stiffness after the session. In that case, work with your therapist on how to ease off these pains. Note that a one-off massage doesn’t necessarily fix the chronic tension and knots that have accumulated for long.  You will need a few sessions to get the desired results, and in some cases continuous monthly maintenance sessions to keep the pains away.

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