How does it work?

Deep Tissue Massage targets the deep tissue structure of the fascia and muscles, referred to as connective tissue. Of the many types of massage, deep tissue focuses on the release of muscle tension and chronic knots (aka adhesions).

Deep tissue massage can break up and eliminate scar tissue from previous injuries. A common problem is that stressed muscles can block nutrients and oxygen from getting to where they need to go, and this will cause inflammation that allows toxins to build up in your muscle tissue. The inflammation and toxins contribute to pain and stress. Deep Tissue Massage breaks up and releases the built-up toxins by loosening the muscles. With the toxins released, blood and oxygen can circulate as they should through one’s body.

What can I expect during a treatment?

The strokes used in Deep Tissue Massage are similar to those used in a Swedish Massage except more pressure is used and it uses cross grain strokes (strokes that go across the gain of the muscles instead of with the grain).

The massage therapist will use their hands, elbows, fingers, and a metal fascial tool may be used for optimal penetration of the muscle. Deep tissue massage usually focuses on specific areas and may cause some slight discomfort during or after the session; however, you should feel the full benefits of the massage within a day or two.

A good way to recover from a Deep Tissue Massage is by soaking in a warm bath with Epsom salt. This soaking is recommended because it will help get more of the toxins out of your body (Epsom salt draws the toxins out into the water).

One of the most important things to remember to do when getting a Deep Tissue Massage is to breathe deeply during the session and relaxing afterwards. Oxygenating the muscles will help the massage do its work.

Water helps to eliminate toxins from the body, so it is important to drink plenty of water after a deep tissue massage to help this process along.

Who can benefit from Deep Tissue Massage?

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

Sports injuries – tennis elbow, golfers elbow
Chronic pain
Limited mobility – arthritis, frozen shoulder
Recovery from injuries - whiplash, falls
Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
Postural problems
Osteoarthritis pain
Muscle tension or spasm

An intense and deep rhythmic pressure massage focusing on the whole body to alleviate stress, ease aching muscles and revive the senses. Dynamic blends of essential oils are prescribed to target individual needs and revive the body.

Deep Tissue Back Massage

An invigorating deep tissue massage, specifically targeting the back, shoulders and neck area providing maximum tension-relieving results where you need it most.

Being properly hydrated before you go to your massage appointment and drinking plenty of water after one of these massages is highly recommended.



For Appointments Please Call 07788 481 339
Hinksey Chiropractic Clinic  -  South Hinksey  -  Oxford  -  OX1 5AB