Deep Tissue Massage (RMT) $90 for 60min $135 for 90min
Deep tissue massage is a form of therapeutic massage that is great for providing chronic pain relief by addressing pain in a specific area. It is commonly used on athletes. This type of therapeutic massage works the deeper layers of muscles. To get to these deeper layers the therapist makes more use of forearms and elbows and massages more slowly. The therapist can also use tools to help get deeper pressure.
The primary aim is to break up adhesions in the muscle tissue and like other forms of massage increase the circulation and lymph flow to that area. Adhesions are areas where the muscle tissue is stuck together forming rigid bands of tissue or hardened lumps often referred to as knots in the muscle.
These adhesions keep blood and lymph from circulating freely in the muscle causing the muscle tissue to be malnourished and waste to build up inside the tissue. This causes pain in the muscle tissue. Cross-fiber friction often used in deep tissue massage helps loosen these stuck muscle fibres. This type of massage is good for:
- Tension headaches
- Muscle injuries
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Chronic pain
- General muscle tension
There is some level of discomfort or even pain that you will feel during a session. You should always let the therapist know if you are feeling pain during the treatment. The therapist will sometimes instruct you in some deep breathing to help deal with the discomfort. You may feel some sort soreness after the massage but as the days go by you’ll notice that you are looser and feel better. Be sure to drink plenty of water after the massage.