Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue and Advanced Clinical Massage for chronic pain relief

Deep Tissue and Advanced Clinical  Massage Techniques

The therapist is using their forearm, elbow, fist, heels of hand and knuckles to achieve broader and deeper pressure on the musculature.

Techniques used during treatment:

  • Amma fusion
  • Myofascial release 
  • Power effleurage
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Passive stretches
  • Acupressure

Amma Fusion

A blend of Eastern massage techniques such as acupressure and table shiatsu.  Amma Fusion is an excellent way of working the back at the beginning of any massage. Working the back helps to affect the whole body via “associated points” on the Bladder Meridian which relates directly to 12 organs. It utilizes the model of meridians (pathways of energy).  With gentle but firm movements takes the energy from the centre of the body to the extremities. Applying pressure to certain meridian points to unblock stagnant energy, and increase health and vitality.

 The therapist uses their body weight to apply pressure rather than muscular strength. 

Myofascial Release (MFR)

The fascia of the body is tough connective tissue that holds us together. It envelops each and every part of the body. The tiniest nerve has its own fascial sheath as does the largest bone. The fascia is a single system. We can travel from any one place on the body to any other place without ever leaving fascia. All body parts are interconnected by the fascial system.

Fascial network distributed over the human body is the anatomical basis for the acupoints and meridians of traditional Chinese medicine.

MFR techniques aim to restore mobility in the fascia and soften connective tissue that has become rigid. These techniques can be used to treat acute and chronic pain, emotional trauma, restores function and mobility, relieves pelvic and menstrual problems, headaches, sport injuries, geriatric conditions.

 

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Power Effleurage

A highly powerful technique that can release muscles and induce deep relaxation, using the therapist’s body weight and good body mechanics rather than muscular strength.

 Trigger Point Therapy

It is the basis of techniques such as neuromuscular therapy. A trigger point is palpated as a hard nodule within a muscle, a spot which is painful on compression and can evoke characteristic referred and local pain. The size of a trigger point can vary from very small such as an olive to that of a golf ball. Blood supply is reduced to the area and toxins are not removed.  Correct treatment brings blood to the area and flushes toxins away. Deactivating trigger points is essential to treat chronic and acute pain. 

Passive Stretches

The therapist applies passive stretches to further help the mobility and flexibility of the muscles, which have been previously treated. 

Meridians

Some acupressure points are also treated during the massage session, among others: Bladder 31-34, 21, 61, 67, Spleen 6, 10, Kidney 1, 5, 27,36, Spleen 6, 10,Spleen 10, Liver 3, Gall Bladder 21, Large Intestine 4.

 

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