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What is Deep Tissue Massage? 

Deep tissue massage is a therapeutic technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues. It is designed to alleviate chronic pain, muscle tension, and stiffness by using slow, deep strokes and targeted pressure to reach the underlying muscles and fascia.

Deep Tissue Massage is Effective For

Chronic Pain

Provides relief from persistent pain conditions such as lower back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain.

Muscle Tension

Reduces severe muscle tightness and knots, improving overall muscle function and flexibility.

Injury Recovery

Speeds up the healing process for injuries by breaking down scar tissue and promoting tissue repair.

Postural Issues

Corrects imbalances and improves posture by addressing underlying muscle tension and adhesions.

Deep Tissue Massage is Used For

How Deep Tissue Massage Works?

During a deep tissue massage session, the therapist uses slow, deep strokes and firm pressure to reach the deeper layers of muscle and fascia. Techniques include:


  • Gliding pressure along the length of the muscle fibers to release tension.


  • Applying pressure across the grain of the muscle to break down adhesions and scar tissue.

Trigger Point Therapy

  • Targeting specific areas of tight muscle fibers to release tension and reduce pain. These techniques improve blood flow, reduce inflammation, and promote the healing of injured tissues. The goal is to realign the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to relieve pain and restore normal movement.

What to Expect in a Deep Tissue Massage?

Initial Assessment

Your session begins with a consultation to discuss your specific concerns, pain points, and overall health goals.

Treatment Plan

Based on the assessment, the therapist will develop a customised treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Massage Session

During the session, you will lie on a comfortable massage table. The therapist will use slow, deep strokes and firm pressure to target the deeper muscle layers. You may experience some discomfort as the therapist works through areas of tension, but this is normal and should subside as the muscles release.

Post-Massage Care

After the massage, the therapist may provide recommendations for stretches or exercises to help maintain the benefits of the treatment.

Why Choose Activ8 for Your Deep Tissue Massage? 

At Activ8 Myotherapy, our therapists are highly trained in deep tissue massage techniques and committed to providing personalised care. We use thorough assessments to develop customised treatment plans that effectively target your pain points and muscle tension. Our state-of-the-art facilities and dedication to excellence ensure you receive the highest standard of care. Choose Activ8 Myotherapy for expert deep tissue massage that promotes healing, relieves pain, and enhances your overall well-being.

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