Deep tissue massage
Whether you sit at a desk all day or have a physical job, anyone can benefit from a deep tissue massage at our Physiotherapy clinic in Canary Wharf, East London or Orpington, Kent. Deep tissue massage can be used to treat many health conditions including stiff neck, sore back, shoulder pain, strains and sprains.
Most of us live relatively sedentary lives and tension can build up in muscles as a result of sitting incorrectly, previous injuries and general stresses of life.
Over 30 million working days are lost due to musculoskeletal conditions each year (Arthritis Research UK). Muscle fibres bunch up causing knots, restricting circulation and leading to muscle tightness. This can be particularly painful if experienced over a prolonged period of time. Deep tissue massage can help those suffering with symptoms of arthritis, fibromyalgia and Parkinson’s Disease.
With deep tissue massage, firm pressure is used with a combination of slow strokes to reach the deeper muscle tissue. This helps to break down knots and scar tissue, reduce aches and pains, releases tension and restores motion. It is effective at reducing chronic pain.
There are many benefits of deep tissue massage:
- Lengthens and relaxes muscles
- Reduces stiffness
- Releases muscle tension
- Reduces fatigue
- Increases flexibility
- Helps to reduce swelling
- Promotes muscle healing
- Increases blood flow
It has also been shown that deep tissue massage can help reduce blood pressure, heart rate and stress hormone levels.
If you are experiencing muscle soreness, tension or injury, our massage specialists are here to help get you become pain-free as quickly as possible. Simply book online or call us on 0207 132 1440 (Canary Wharf) or 01689 490 111 (Orpington) to make an appointment.