Sports Massage & Myofascial release in Tiverton, Exeter & Barnstaple, Devon 

Deep Tissue Massage in Exeter Tiverton and Barnstaple Devon 

What is deep tissue massage? 
Deep tissue massage is one of the most effective forms of massage treatment to treat pain and injury. Deep tissue massage focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue which usually occurs from injury, overuse or bad posture 
With deep tissue massage fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows, forearms and massage tools are used and the therapist concentrates on areas of tension and pain. The therapist stays in contact with the client to ensure that the client is happy with the pressure being used. 
Please note cancellation in less than 48 hours will be charged as the appointment could have gone to another client 
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How does deep tissue massage work? 

When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesion's (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. 
Adhesion's can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation. 
Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these Adhesion's to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, the massage therapist often uses direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles. 

Will deep tissue massage hurt? 

Most people find there is usually some discomfort . At some point during the deep tissue massage. 
It is important to communicate with the massage therapist throughout the treatment, and let the therapist know , if any soreness or pain you experience is outside your comfort range. 
You will usually experience stiffness and soreness a few days after a deep tissue massage, but this should subside within a few days. The massage therapist may recommend applying ice to the area after the massage. 
2005 consumer report on deep tissue massage 
According to the August 2005 issue of Consumer Reports magazine, 34,000 people ranked deep tissue massage more effective in relieving osteoarthritis pain than physical therapy, exercise, prescription medications, chiropractic, acupuncture, diet, glucosamine and over-the-counter drugs. 
People often notice improved range of motion immediately after a deep tissue massage. 
What can I expect during my visit? 
Massage therapists may use fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows, and forearms during the deep tissue massage. 
As the massage therapist works on certain tense tight muscles you may be asked to breath deeply, as this helps the muscles to relax. 
After your treatment you will be given a glass of water, and advised to drink plenty of water throughout the day to flush metabolic waste from the tissues. 
Call Sharon Reed for deep massage therapy and deep massage treatment advice, in Barnstaple and Exeter, Devon.  
Call Sharon Reed Tel: 07980 956 324 
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