What should I expect after a Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep Tissue Massage is used for therapy and rehabilitation - not relaxation. It’s possible to feel some soreness the next day. This may last for 48 hours and it is a normal healing process. Stretching and a hot bath may help ease and relieve soreness.
What are the benefits of a Deep Tissue Massage?
Eases Pain: Deep Tissue Massage can be used for conditions such as tennis elbow, shin splints or low-back pain, potentially providing some much-needed relief.
Breaks up scar tissue: It can help break up and eventually erase scar tissue.
Improves flexibility: Regular deep tissue massage can improve flexibility and range of motion, making them less injury prone.
Aids recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
When is it not suitable to have a Deep Tissue Massage?
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms or illnesses below – it is worth discussing the treatment with a medical professional ahead of time. I am also happy to discuss whether I can help relieve any of the symptoms – but it’s worth checking-in ahead of time.
Acute injuries– Sprains/ strains within the acute inflammatory stage. Within the first few days of incident, injuries should be avoided. Very light massage during and definitely after this stage can speed recovery time, the healing process, and limit scar tissue formation.
Open wounds. Again, massage after the acute stage can help limit scar tissue.
Areas with sensation loss.
DVT (deep vein thrombosis, i.e. blood clots)
Bacterial infections. Boils and/or inflamed hair follicles.
Contagious conditions. Cold sores, fungal infections like athlete’s foot and ringworm.
Pregnancy: Deep Tissue Massage is not allowed during the first trimester of pregnancy as the baby is not stable yet
High blood pressure