DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Deep Tissue is a form of massage that focuses on releasing restrictions of the deeper muscles, tendons and ligaments of the body.
Deep Tissue Massage is a specific massage which employs techniques to work below superficial connective tissue with the intent of breaking up old structural patterns and allowing the free flow of nutrients and oxygen to the blood.
It also requires a considerable amount of pressure which in some cases may cause some discomfort to the client - however, I will always work within the comfort zone of the client. I use movements to release chronic muscle tension through slow and deep strokes, with more direct pressure or friction applied across the grain of the
muscles. We can establish the main areas of discomfort and work with them and in the process of release the muscle to assist the healing process.
Deep Tissue also helps to free trapped nerves, oxygenate poorly circulated areas and allows the spine and joints to relax into alignment. It can also promote an emotional release during a session as the body holds onto emotions in the deeper layers of the body. When accessed, emotions are often released during the session or afterwards. It is not uncommon for people to cry, sigh or say unusual things - therefore, a good deep tissue massage therapist must be able to deal with these issues in a therapeutic manner.
What are the benefits of Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep tissue massage is for everyone. Most people develop some negative postural habits. This is because of repetitive activities or mental and emotional influences on the body.
Many people have occupations that encourage repetitive postures such as drivers, desk workers and computer operators. This often promotes gradual development of muscular imbalance leading to pain and tension.
In addition those that work or are involved in leisure activities that require a high level of muscular output often accumulate residues of lactic acid in their muscles, leading to stiffness and pain.
Everyone could benefit from a deep tissue massage treatment.
I’ve never had a treatment which made me simultaneously relax, laugh and cry, but Stephanie ended up life coaching me while she worked on my massage. It felt wonderful and she was so kind and helpful to talk to. She helped me get perspective on some issues in my life and I left feeling physically and emotionally better. Slept so well afterwards and now feel really calm which is exactly what I was hoping for. Wonderful.
- Harriet (Graphic Designer)
What an experience! I've been lucky enough to have many massages in my life. But none like the massages I experience with Steph. Frequent user is an understatement... Ideal for personalising the massage that you need! To really tackle problem areas or simply relax and rewind and everything in between. Lovely, thank you for your services and humanising your services. Simply fabulous and excellent value for money.
- Kriss (Charity Volunteer Co-ordinator)
The treatment was relaxing and pain relieving with optimal pressure. Steph used a variety of manual therapy techniques which helped to reduce muscle spasm and tension throughout my body. Steph has a calming aura and the treatment is within in a relaxing atmosphere to make you feel at ease and unwind from the stresses of daily life. After the treatment I had increased neck and shoulder range of movement and I can now look over my right shoulder which I had not been able to do for 2-3 years due to soft tissue restriction. I felt a huge release post treatment and my body felt fully relaxed and also increased ability to sleep since my treatment. I would highly recommend Steph for musculoskeletal body work for reducing pain, stiffness and enhancing relaxation for the mind, body and soul.
- Rory (Equine Physiotherapist)
I took my young daughter to see Stephanie for a Lymphatic Drainage Massage as she has been struggling with her health and Stephanie was amazing! She really made my daughter feel comfortable and at ease and was very informative during each step of the process. I would highly recommend Stephanie and we will certainly be booking with her again in the future.
- Adele (Full-time mum)
The environment that Stephanie has created for her sessions is beautiful, it compliments her style of practice. I really felt like she had healing hands immediately and was very knowledgeable. She clearly understands and is passionate about many facets of what good makes a great massage and healing session. I go regularly as it adds to keep me at my best.
- Robin (Chiropractor)
I would highly recommend Steph. She treated my back with various different manual therapy techniques which reduced the muscle spasm and sciatic pain I had from a fall allowing me to be able to move pain free and ride my horse afterwards. A relaxing environment to also be treated in. Thank you Steph!
- Hannah (NHS Physiotherapist)