Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage utilises slower strokes and deep pressure on areas of tension and contraction. This treatment targets particular body areas rather than providing a full-body relaxation massage.

Deep tissue massage

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What is a Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massages are effective for many chronic pain conditions and can relieve musculoskeletal disorders, recover from sports injuries, or enhance flexibility and performance.

The whole point of this treatment is to break up muscle tension, adhesions and scar tissue, which often lie in deeper musculature, so your therapist will likely be applying a good deal of pressure. However, you should let them know if this becomes too uncomfortable.

How does a Deep Tissue Massage help?

Your therapist’s extra pressure stimulates deep layers of the muscle’s tissue, fascia, and tendons. These techniques ease the knots in your muscles that, if not treated, can interfere with circulation, resulting in severe pain and inflammation and limiting your range of motion. The treatment can also break up scar tissue and adhesions.

Deep tissue massage is especially effective on stiff necks, upper back pain, shoulder pain, lower back pain, and tight leg muscles.

What is involved in a Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massage can sound intimidating, especially if you don’t know what is involved. After a comprehensive consultation, your therapist will determine how to treat your condition best. They will start by warming up the muscles using light pressure on the areas they will work on. They will then use various techniques where you will feel a gliding pressure along the fibres of your muscles. Pressure can be applied perpendicularly to muscle fibres to release adhesions causing discomfort.

Additional charges apply on weekends


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Deep tissue is a whole-body experience and offers therapeutic benefits from firm pressure. It’s a solid and relaxing massage that helps release muscle tension and enhance recovery from physical exercise. If you want a Deep Tissue Massage at Body for Life, we will book you in for a Customised Massage.

A Remedial Massage is a targeted treatment that identifies specific issues in the body and then uses expert massage techniques to treat them, including trigger point release and myofascial release, as well as incorporating deep tissue techniques to release muscle tension. Remedial Massage is typically used for injuries and headaches and caters for those with chronic pain.

Your therapist will conduct a postural assessment and range of motion testing to identify any limitations you may have. Most health fund providers also cover Remedial Massage; HICAPS is available on-site.

Great! You are in the right place. All this means is we can provide a Custom Massage, a combination of Deep Tissue/Relaxation – allowing the therapist to give you the best possible massage for your needs.

To ensure our therapists can provide a full body massage, you will be asked to undress to your underwear. Your massage therapist will give you privacy to undress to your underwear, and you will be covered with a towel at all times except the area being worked on. At all times, you must wear underwear. Any request to massage nude will not be honoured. Failing to comply with our rules will cause the treatment to cease immediately.

Please understand that we do reserve the right to refuse treatment. Body for Life only performs professional, therapeutic massage treatment.

Your massage will take place in a private, comfortable, quiet room. Easy listening music will be playing to help you relax, or you may choose to play your music; let the therapist know, and they will turn off the room speaker for you. Lighting can also be dimmed, so please ask if you prefer this.

Upon arrival, you will be led to our lounge area, where you will be offered herbal tea or water. You will be asked to fill in our health history client intake form, which you will hand to the therapist when they call you through to your treatment room.

Your therapist will begin by asking you general questions to establish what areas you would like to work on, if any conditions need to be addressed, and to determine what type of massage or combination of modalities is appropriate for you. Your massage therapist may perform specific assessments and testing to evaluate your condition and range of motion and see if you have any particular complaints or areas of concern.

No, you don’t need to be a member but membership provides you with a saving of $20 off every 60 minute massage along with a range of other specials and discounts.  Simply ask us to find out more…

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