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Sports Massage or Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on deeper layers of  the muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back, sore shoulders and thighs.

Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage moments, but the movement is slower and the pressure is much deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.

How Does Deep Tissue Massage Work?

When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesion’s bands of painful and rigid tissue in muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Adhesion’s can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation.

Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesion’s to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, I use direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles.

Will Deep Tissue Massage Hurt?

At certain points during the massage, most people find there is usually some discomfort and pain yes.

It is important to tell me when things hurt and if any soreness or pain you experience is outside your comfort range.

There is usually some stiffness or pain after a deep tissue massage, but it should subside within a day or so. And the relief and benefits will then be clear to you. and after I may recommend applying ice or a hot water bottle to the effected area.

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

Unlike classic massage therapy, which is used for relaxation, deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as:


  • Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Postural problems
  • Muscle tension or spasm
  • Chronic pain
  • Limited mobility
  • Trapped nerves

When deep tissue massage is used for sports or athletes there are three different stages.

Pre-Event – quick, energetic techniques are used to enhance an athlete’s warm-up. This will increase circulation, stimulate the muscles and increase flexibility and range of motion. This reduces muscle pain and soreness and preps the athlete for their performance.

Post-event – a more calming technique is used to aid muscles in returning to their natural state. this can also bring the athlete down from the adrenaline of performing. circulation is increased to aid in elimination of toxins to prevent muscle soreness, fatigue and spasms.

Maintenance – this uses different techniques to aid an athlete throughout their training, mainly deep tissue work some techniques are also used to help certain injuries.

Speed up my recover

As most athletes do not like to have down time the most common question i am asked is what can I do at home to speed up my recover? and my answer is always the same.

  • It is very important that you allow your body time to heal and recover after a deep tissue massage
  • Drinking plenty of water this will help re-hydrate your body and keep your toxin levels low
  • Heat treatments hot/cold can help to re-leave swelling
  • And always warm up and cool down properly when exercising.





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