Deep Tissue Massage at About Balance Brighton
Deep tissue massage focuses on re-aligning deeper layers of muscles. It is used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, lower back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
Some of the strokes are the same as those used in Swedish massage, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper (hence the name!) and concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia (the connective tissue surrounding the muscles).
At certain points during the massage, most people find there is usually some discomfort and pain. This may continue after the massage, but it should subside within a day or so. In any case, you can always communicate what you feel to your therapist and they will happily adjust the pressure according to your needs and level of comfort.
Deep tissue massage can be useful for the following conditions:
- Chronic pain
- Lower back pain
- Limited mobility
- Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Postural problems
- Muscle tension in the hamstrings, glutes, IT band, legs, quadriceps, rhomboids, upper back
- Osteoarthritis pain
- Piriformis syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Muscle tension or spasm
- After a workout or bodybuilding