Linus StrobelI was suffering from shoulder pain and tightness, as well as reduced shoulder mobility for several months. Despite seeing several physiotherapists, the issue persisted. Brigitte's treatment of dry needling, sports massage and mobilisation has completely eradicated the symptoms within weeks. Brigitte thoroughly treated my injury and provided advice and support beyond it.
Deep Tissue Massage
When many people think of a massage, they picture a relatively light touch, working the skin and surface muscles. While such a massage can promote blood flow and be very relaxing, it won’t do much to help chronic conditions and old injuries.
This is where deep tissue massage is helpful. Deep tissue massage, as performed by the professional massage therapists at PhysioActive, can help relieve the symptoms of deep pain, stiffness, and limited motion.
When you heal from an injury, scar tissue often forms in the place of the injured tissue. Scar tissue isn’t as mobile as the original tissue and can limit your movement and cause pain. A deep tissue massage focuses on the deeper muscles and connective tissue, aiming to break up this scar tissue and restore your mobility.
For Chronic Disease
Deep tissue massage can also be quite helpful for chronic diseases like arthritis and fibromyalgia. Using deep strokes with the fingertips, elbows, and knuckles, our expert massage therapists release knots of muscle and connective tissue. This reduces flare-ups of chronic problems as well as soothing current pain and stiffness.
Frequently Asked Questions
How painful is a deep tissue massage?
While deep tissue massage is intense, simply let your therapist know at any time if you’d like to decrease the pressure.
How does deep tissue massage help arthritis?
Skilfully applied deep tissue massage can help soothe swollen and sore joints while breaking up scar tissue.
Can deep tissue massage help with flexibility?
Yes! Deep tissue massage is an excellent technique to increase flexibility with arthritis or old injuries.
Is deep tissue massage appropriate for athletes?
Yes, this massage technique can be very help for athletes, especially those suffering from injuries and sore muscles.
Can deep tissue massage help with my old shoulder injury?
Yes! If you’ve suffered from frozen shoulder syndrome or a rotator cuff injury in the past, deep tissue massage sessions may help to restore range of motion to your shoulder.
If lighter massage techniques haven’t worked for your symptoms, don’t give up! Contact us now to learn more about the benefits of deep tissue massage and schedule an appointment.