Deep tissue massage, as its name suggests, concentrates on the deeper layers of muscle tissue to complement other types of massage that you can enjoy at The Treatment Rooms.

What does deep tissue massage involve?

Did you ever experience that ‘knotted’, ‘wound up’ feeling in your muscles? When your body says you’ve ‘overdone it’, deep tissue massage (DTM) can help release chronic muscle tension. This is achieved through focused therapy and ‘normalisation’ of muscles, tendons and the fascia (the fibrous connective tissue that supports and protects your muscles).

During treatment, you’ll experience greater intensity than with some of the more ‘relaxing’ therapies. This is because deep tissue massage therapy reaches beyond the upper level of superficial fascia to benefit the deep facia and the very deep subserous fascia. As well as using their hands and lower arms, your therapist may also use their fingers and elbows to achieve this deeper relief. As you’d expect, your deep tissue massage therapist is specially trained in the techniques required.

Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage30 mins£40
Full Body Masage1 hr£60
Full Body & Face Massage1hr 15 mins£65

Deep tissue massage techniques use slow, intense strokes and deep, firm finger pressure (but not usually oils or lotions) to release chronic tension. Unlike massage that relies on the therapist working with ‘the grain’ of the muscle tissue, deep tissue massage is also applied ‘across the grain’ to normalise tissue and muscles.

Although this therapy should never hurt, some patients experience a slight soreness after their session – it’s quite normal and shows that the therapy is working as intended. Of course, your therapist will always ask you to tell them if the stroke pressure becomes too intense during massage.

Deep tissue massage can be used on its own or with other therapies. You may also want to consider lifestyle changes to reduce the likelihood of developing the symptoms that prompted the need for treatment. For a longer-term solution, your therapist can also help you address issues such as posture, how you move, how you relax, and how you deal with stress.

How often should I have deep tissue massages?

This will depend on your symptoms and how your body responds to treatment. The frequency could vary from a weekly session in severe cases, to occasional therapy. As well as general treatment, you may also wish to consider specialised therapy such as a focused deep tissue back massage.
Do you think you would benefit from this proven treatment? Whether you benefit from your therapy on its own or with another treatment, we’ve got friendly deep tissue massage therapists with the specialist skills and experience to help you feel better.

a woman enjoying her weekly deep tissue massage