Deep Tissue Massage in Fulham
- Wednesday, 02 November 2016
Deep tissue massage can be a very effective method to treat symptoms such as chronic tension, sports injuries and back pain as well as for relaxation purposes. It is not surprising that Deep Tissue Massage is the most common treatment requested at Fulham Massage and Wellness. Most of our clients associate it as being a strong or firm pressure massage to help release their “knots”, relieve pain or to banish their feelings of stress. London can be a busy and demanding place to live and increasingly people are turning to complementary health treatments like massage therapy for stress and pain relief performed by our Fulham massage experts.
What is Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep tissue means using the hands, forearms and knuckles of the massage therapist to soften or melt the tensions, twists and adhesions that may be present in the soft tissues of muscles, ligaments and tendons . It is not about how much pressure is used but rather the application of the right pressure and direction to coax the desired release and manipulation of the soft tissues. A skilled massage therapist can often create very positive and long lasting effects to the tissues without it feeling too painful - enabling better range of movement and less on-going discomfort for the client.
How Much Pressure Is Too Deep During Massage?
You may have heard of the belief of “no pain, no gain” that is quite common amongst people receiving massage? In reality that couldn’t be further from the truth. For most body types, even the firmest pressure can be enjoyed and a sense of relief felt – as long as the massage therapist responds attentively to the pace of release that the muscles and tissues are undergoing. Too much pain will cause you to tense your body to endure the treatment rather than let go of the tension. The secret is that if you can’t catch your breath, the pressure is too much!
Why Should I Get A Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep tissue massage is a form of corrective massage and is used to rebalance the muscles and connective tissue of the body. Modern life can place a lot of demands on the body. Sedentary lifestyles, all or nothing exercise regimes, work deadlines and family commitments can push our bodies and mental states to unnatural limits. Some of us have better coping mechanism, stress management strategies or fitness habits than others. Massage can be part of your health management strategy to release you from the shackles of life’s twists and turns. Normally we help our clients find the optimum frequency of treatment to suit their needs and this may need adjusting from time to time depending on current stress levels. On average we find that a quality deep tissue massage once per month can keep most people in good shape after any initial pain symptoms such as back pain are resolved.
Is Deep Tissue Massage Relaxing?
Deep Tissue Massage can be one of the most relaxing sensations that you can enjoy. When your massage therapist can intuitively find and release the deeper layers of tension from your body you can be left with a feeling of deep relaxation and experience a mini “inside out retreat”. At times a skilled therapist will challenge your comfort threshold but by using slow movement and encouraging your breath, it can be a very satisfying feeling of release.
To book an appointment today or consult with us to see how we can help you, call us on 020 3794 9760 and we will be delighted to assist!