Deep Tissue Therapy

Deep tissue massage targets the inner layers of your muscles. This reduces chronic pain, helps with blood pressure, breaks up scar tissue, reduces stress, and rehabilitation and recovery from injury. The slow, deep-applied pressure also helps the lymphatic system to eliminate toxins.

Sciatica: A 98% success rate when deep tissue therapy is combined with resistive PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) stretching to release the pressure of the sciatic nerve caused by muscle tightness.

Migraines / Headaches: Increases blood flow to taught neck and upper back muscles. When deep tissue is combined with trigger point therapy, a pain reduction between 15-30% per session is usually experienced by the client. Often the problem never returns.

Skeletal image of pelvis showing position of sciatic nerve
Sciatic nerve

Tissue repair: When muscle tissue begins to repair itself, scar tissue begins to form. It forms in beneficial ways to protect the muscle as best it can. However, it can form across muscle fibres inhibiting full muscle range of motion. Deep tissue massage breaks up scar tissue that may be hindering the healing process.

Rehabilitation: Release toxins held in the cells, combined with a treatment plan involving retraining the affected area structures, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Trigger point release and a treatment plan proves essential in the recovery process.

A microscopically enlarged image of scar tissue
Scar tissue

Nerve entrapment (pinched nerve): This condition is created by tension placed on the nerve by surrounding structures, usually a muscle. By releasing muscle tension, combining deep tissue with myofascial release provides for the structural realignment that takes the pressure off the nerve.

Plantar Fasciitis: Is the inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia). Plantar fasciitis symptoms usually occur during your first steps in the morning. A stabbing pain may be felt or just a general tightness around your heel bone. This pain may also occur while standing or walking.

Underfoot cutaway image showing location of planter fascia, inflammation and tearing at the heel bone.
Plantar fasciitis
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