Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. Deep tissue is much more than just a ‘hard massage’, in contrast to just relaxing muscles, the specific lengthening of fascia and muscles and tendons offers many benefits.

Deep Tissue Massage helps to remedy tension and posture and ease muscular aches and pain.

The overall aim of deep tissue massage is to reduce pain and increase range of motion/movement.

Thus, the goals of deep tissue massage therapy are to -

Reduce swelling and decrease pain

•Promote healing

•Maintain fitness and strength

•Restore muscle balance through a range of motion and strength


•Prevent re-injury: minimise further injury

Deep Tissue Massage works intensively with a range of techniques to include gentle massage, myofascial release, stretching, soft tissue strategies, transverse frictions, neuro-muscular techniques, trigger point therapy, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation and mobilisation techniques on localised areas of the body. Treatment techniques may involve the use of heat, cold, stretching and exercises to restore mobility, flexibility and strength.

What are the benefits of deep tissue massage?

Unlike classic massage therapy, deep tissue massage offers further benefits such as increased flexibility and movement in the joints, benefit for injuries, better posture and feelings of well-being, and can focus on specific problems, such as:

Chronic pain

Limited mobility



Referral of pain

Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)

Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome

Postural problems

Osteoarthritis pain


Tennis / Golfers elbow

Plantar Fasciitis

Muscle tension or spasm

Treatment Sessions

Depending on your reasons for coming for Deep Tissue Massage, the minimum number of recommended treatments is between 3 to 5, usually at weekly intervals, in order to allow the treatment to take effect, and for the true benefit to be seen. A Treatment plan is always discussed with you and put into place to determine your proposed treatment following the initial consultation and treatment.

Often a postural assessment will be completed, and regularly reviewed, and where appropriate, suggestions will be made and exercises offered to improve any specific problems and maintain the condition of the muscles in between treatments.

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Massage Southampton

Back pain


Sports injuries

Strains and sprains


Neck and shoulder tension

Limited range of movement

Occupational problems

Stiff joints





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