Deep Tissue Massage / Therapeutic Massage
Each massage treatment is designed specifically for you and your individual needs. I don’t stop being an osteopath when providing deep tissue massage and always seek to identify the underlying causes of any discomfort, as well as treat the symptoms.
Deep tissue massage can be particularly helpful in reducing the effects of hard training as well as for chronic muscular tension.
Bands of rigid, painful tissue (often referred to as knots) form in the muscles, tendons and ligaments which can lead to restricted movement. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and improve movement. It can be uncomfortable at times but I always work very closely with you to ensure we stay within your own personal comfort range.
If you do not like the sound of a deep tissue massage and just want to unwind after work then I can also provide a therapeutic massage.
A medical history is taken before the first massage and revisited before subsequent treatments to ensure it is safe and appropriate to give a deep tissue or therapeutic massage.
- Facilitates the healing process after injury
- Helps to increase and maintain range of movement
- Hastens return to training after an injury
- Locates and reduces ‘trigger points’ (sometimes called knots) in the muscles
Some of the contraindications to treatment are listed below:
- Minimum of 72 hours before an event
- Heart conditions
- Infectious diseases
- Infectious skin conditions
- Fracture or open wounds
- Cancer (without consent from your GP or Oncologist)
- Varicose veins or diabetes with a vascular component
- Recent surgery