Deep Tissue Massage

Gill Ayshford deep tissue massage

What is Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massage aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow, deep pressure on tight and painful areas, either working along or across the fibres of the muscles, tendons and fascia.

A deep tissue massage helps loosen muscle tissue, release toxins from the muscles and helps to improve blood and oxygen circulation in the body.


How does it work?

When soft tissues are stressed through posture, trauma etc., the muscles that are mainly postural tend to shorten and contract, whilst those which are mainly functional tend to weaken.

Deep tissue massage works by lengthening short muscles, therefore helping to release tension and pain held in the body. It is also a great aid to body realignment.

Some conditions Deep Tissue Massage can help with:

> Sciatica
> Neck pain
> Frozen shoulder