Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage involves firm pressure being applied to the muscles and fascia. The use of long, deep techniques increases blood flow into the muscles and helps to release tension in them and is a technique commonly used by our Melbourne Massage Therapists and have the treatment option readily available for you and your musculoskeletal complaints.

Deep tissue massage focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.

Most people who have deep tissue massage describe it as being good pain.

What is deep tissue massage and how is it done?

These techniques are often used to break down ‘knots’, which are sections of rigid muscle and tissue adhesions, and can also be used to break through scar tissue and stimulate blood flow and healing. Knots and scar tissue are linked to a limited range of motion, poor circulation, pain, and inflammation.

What conditions does a deep tissue massage help treat?

  • Tennis elbow
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Upper back or neck pain
  • Postural problems
  • Sciatica
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis pain
  • Injuries due to whiplash or falls
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Low Back Pain

At the start of a deep tissue massage, the therapist typically applies light, gentle pressure to loosen the patient’s body and prepare them for deeper relaxation.

Depending on what the goal of the massage is, the therapist applies firmer pressure and uses a variety techniques to induce deep tissue release. You will likely be asked to breathe deeply to help facilitate the reduction of myofascial tension. 

If you have had a deep tissue massage before and like the results, let your Therapist know and they can include it in your treatment regime.

Robby, massage therapist

Massage Therapist

Robby Iliovski
massage therapist vaccinated covid

Robby is a Massage Therapists who is passionate about helping people get back to doing what they love and not being held back by pain.

He uses hands on manual therapy, cupping, dry needling and other therapy techniques, with effective exercises to create pain-free and strong movement for all his patients.

Fully vaccinated and COVID-safe measures remain in place for all appointments.

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