Deep Tissue Massage Therapy In Bangor, Co Down
ARE YOU EXPERIENCING STIFF NECK AND SHOULDERS FROM SITTING AT A SCREEN ALL DAY?
HAVE YOU OVERDONE IT AND ARE FEELING SORE OR TENDER?
DO YOU JUST WANT A GOOD LOOSEN UP TO RELIEVE STRESS AND TENSION AND HELP YOU TO RELAX?
… Then a full body deep tissue massage may be really beneficial to you.
WHAT IS A DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE?
This type of massage works through kneading the knots and tension areas developed in response to stress and poor posture. Deep Tissue Massage is used to ease pain and tension from tired, taut or overworked muscles.
I helps to release chronic patterns of stress in your body through deep finger/thumb pressure strokes on spasmed areas. Also helps to energise the system through the removal of longstanding blockages.
Sedentary lifestyle often leads to poor posture. Even emotional/mental stress can make us tighten up involuntarily. The benefits of deep tissue massage are cumulative. To obtain optimum benefit a number of treatments are recommended. Followup preventative treatments will keep you in good form.
IS DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE THE SAME AS SPORTS MASSAGE?
Not the same but have a number of common characteristics. Typically both use fairly deep pressure to relieve muscular tension. Sports Massage typically employs more mobilisation techniques than deep tissue massage. Sports Massage, especially after an injury, requires more attention to joint flexibility and performance enhancing techniques. Deep Tissue massage is non-manipulative in nature.
Deep Tissue massage uses firm pressure to reach deeper layers of muscle tissue , tendons and associated connective tissue (fascia). It is both curative and preventative. Benefits are cumulative. So, with regular treatments, you can expect improved posture, increased flexibility and a greater sense of relaxation and ease.
As for sports massage, remedial massage was coined in 1980’s to distinguish it from other target audiences. Most massage forms have features in common. They also vary in the degree of pressure/complexity and scope of techniques used.
Basically massage is probably the oldest and instinctive of all healing methods.
THE BENEFITS OF DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
With all the modern day pressures - overwork, exams, technology overload, commuting … we need to remember how to relax. Massage soothes aches and pains and releases physical and mental tension.
Aching shoulders, neck or back through poor posture or lack of exercise - as well as overdoing it - can cause pain. This can cause distress, discomfort and affect our sleep patterns. Massage aids sleep and reduces anxiety and muscular pain.
Massage may have a sedative or stimulating effect on the nervous system depending on the type and length of treatment and the pressure employed.
Massage improves circulation and nutrition to the joints. Massage improves muscle tone and helps to prevent muscular atrophy resulting from forced inactivity. Massage disperses oedema, lessens pain and facilitates movement.
For the cleansing of the system allows the body forces themselves to function normally and thus eliminate poisons, congestions and conditions that would manifest a disease.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW LONG DOES A DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE LAST?
Typically 60 minutes for a full body. May allow an extra 15 minutes for consultation and aftercare advice.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE TREATMENT?
This depends on how tense you are. A few weekly treatments initially are recommended followed by preventative treatment every month or so.
IS IT PAINFUL?
Can be a bit tender. But remember, you are probably in pain with muscular tension anyway. Should wear off in a day and you should then experience some much needed pain relief.
CAN ANYONE HAVE A DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE?
We’d say most people.
There are exceptions e.g. elderly with osteoporosis or someone who has just had an operation or pacemaker fitted. These contraindications would be identified during consultation and a more appropriate therapy offered e.g. acupuncture, aromatherapy or reflexology.