Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage Therapy

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Are you experiencing stress, muscle soreness, or pain? Do you feel like your body is a giant knot of tense muscles? Deep tissue massage therapy might be the solution to your problems.

Massage therapy has been around for thousands of years. Ancient cultures documented the use of massage to cure many different illnesses and ailments.

Massage is still widely accepted as both a tool for relaxation and stress relief and also to alleviate pain and  treat conditions such as arthritis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, and depression.

Keep reading to learn more about deep tissue massage therapy and some of its benefits.

What is Deep Tissue Massage Therapy?

Deep tissue massages use firm pressure and slow strokes to massage deep layers of muscle and fascia, which is the connective tissue that surrounds muscles.

Deep tissue massages are used to break up scar tissue and break down muscle adhesions (the “knots” that we feel in our muscles). These knots can inhibit our circulation and cause pain and inflammation.

When the massage begins, your massage therapist usually starts with lighter pressure to warm up your muscles and then works into deeper pressure.

The common techniques used in deep tissue massage therapy include stripping, which is deep pressure that glides along the length of your muscle fibers and friction, which applies pressure across the grain of your muscle to break up adhesions and align tissue fibers.


Deep tissue massages have benefits for both physical and mental health. Any massage will have numerous benefits for the receiver, making massage therapy an an easy way to both relax and treat medical issues.

Lisa Guntrip massage Therapist

Our lovely "Massage Lisa" specialises in Deep Tissue and Warm Stone Massage Therapies

If your body is in need of a tension releasing deep tissue massage or soothing warm stone treatment you can call reception to book, or for those who struggle to catch us when reception is open, we have added an online booking facility to our website.