Deep Tissue Massage
What is Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep Tissue Massage is a technique that works on the deeper layers of muscle tissues and aims to release tension in the body, while significantly relaxing the muscles, relieving pain and increasing mobility.
With Deep Tissue Massage slow and deep movements are used on muscle tissues, tendons and other deep tissues under the skin, using fingers, knuckles, elbows and specific tools.
Deep Tissue Massage mainly acts on the realignment of the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue.
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
Relieves muscle tensions and eliminates blockages that cause stiffness and pain, relieves muscle cramps and increases mobility.
This treatment is particularly useful for chronic pains and for those related to contracted areas (such as neck stiffness and/or upper back, back pain, muscle stiffness in legs and shoulder pain).
What problems does it help to solve?
- Low back pain
- Limited joint mobility
- Recovery following muscle or joint trauma
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Postural problems
- Muscle stiffness
- Problems related to specific sports (running, cycling, athletics, etc.)
- Piriformis syndrome
Pre and post-treatment advice
It is very important to be properly hydrated and therefore it is advised to drink plenty of water the day before the treatment.
It is advised not to drink alcohol before treatment.
It is recommended to drink at least 4/6 cups of water (preferably warm) per day in the days following the treatment.
Within 24/48 hours following the treatment, it is very common to feel soreness and pain (such as bruises) in the treated areas that presented problems.
Some very sensitive and particularly intoxicated people could be bothered for a whole week.
It is recommended to dive in a warm bath with Epson Salts to speed up the elimination of toxins.
Contraindications to Deep Tissue Massage.
This type of massage should not be performed in case of fever or flu in the acute phase, severe heart problems, indigestion, diarrhoea, vomiting, evident skin inflammations and burns, inflammation of the lymphatic glands, neuritis.
It should not be performed by those who have recently undergone surgery. These people should consult their doctor and wait a few weeks before undergoing a Deep Tissue Massage.
People suffering from osteoporosis, bone tuberculosis or other bone disorders should consult their doctor before opting for this type of massage.
It should not be performed by those who are currently undergoing radiation or chemotherapy or who have cancer.
It should not be performed by people who are prone to blood clots since Deep Tissue Massage can lead to detachment of blood clots.
In any case, always consult your doctor, in order to guarantee the maximum effectiveness of the massage and your safety.
Any allergies should always be communicated in advance, specifically those related to base oils and essential oils.
To those who are prone to allergic reactions, it is recommended to carry out a test, which consists in applying a minimum part of essential oil – mixed with a carrier oil – on the sensitive part of the forearm and wait at least thirty minutes (preferably 24 hours).