London Deep Tissue Massage
London Deep Tissue Massage is great for easing persistent muscle discomfort. Deep Tissue Massage targets the deeper layers of muscles, tendons, and fascia (the tissue covering muscles), releasing painful knots and reducing overall aches and pains.
Benefits of London Deep Tissue Massage
DEEP TISSUE EASES LOW-BACK PAIN
Swedish massage can reduce pain through soft tissue manipulation. It is believed to flush toxins by increasing blood flow, promoting healing.
DEEP TISSUE INCREASES RANGE OF MOTION
Studies have consistently found that Swedish massage can help reduce blood pressure in people with hypertension.
DEEP TISSUE IMPROVES HEART & LUNG FUNCTION
Several studies have shown massage decreases levels of two stress hormones (cortisol and vasopressin). Reducing stress improves overall immune function.
Deep Tissue Massage Techniques
TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
Trigger point therapy addresses spasms, when nerves continue to fire when they shouldn’t. Trigger points cause acute (and eventually chronic) pain. The massage therapist will use trigger point therapy in specific areas to address localized issues. Working these points will stop the nerves from firing unnecessarily, thereby alleviating pain.
CROSS-FIBER AND LONGITUDINAL FRICTION
In a deep tissue massage, the therapist will use cross-fiber (against the grain) and longitudinal (with the grain) friction techniques to break up muscle adhesions. Adhesions are areas where muscle fibers don’t ride smoothly over one another, as the should. Reducing adhesions enhances the healing process. The result: better muscle performance.
TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
Myofascial tissue is thin, fibrous connective tissue that connects, supports, and protects muscles and bones. If this tissue is tight, it will affect the muscles’ ability to stretch fully, restricting movement. Myofascial release helps ease pain while also improving flexibility and mobility. Its effect is time-released and long-lasting.
ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE
Active release technique in deep tissue massage involves using both manipulation and movement to treat your injured or damaged soft tissues. It works by breaking up any scar tissue that may have formed due to a previous injury, which then restores your ability to move with greater ease while reducing pain and stiffness in that area.
ONE HOUR - £ 65
90 MINUTES - £ 80
TWO HOURS - £ 100
Massage therapists love feedback! Be sure to keep an open line of communication with your therapist. If you have areas that need attention, or that you prefer to avoid, or if you want lighter or deeper pressure, speak right up.