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Deep Tissue

This type of massage targets the deep layers of tight muscles and connective tissue by using short, slow strokes and intense pressure. It’s not uncommon for clients to feel sore for a couple of days after the treatment, but the benefits are well worth it.

What are the benefits of Deep Tissue?

  • Activate a nervous system response that relaxes also deeper muscle layers
  • Help to decrease pain
  • Increase circulation also to deeper muscle layers
  • Improve motion range and flexibility

Difference between Swedish and Deep Tissue

The main purpose of Swedish Massage is relaxation, whereas Deep Tissue Massage aims at releasing the deeper layers of tight muscles, tendons and fascia.

In Swedish Massage long and flowy strokes are used and the pressure can be light, medium or firm according to your preference but it should never be uncomfortable because the intent is to relax.

On the contrary, Deep Tissue Massage uses shorter and deeper strokes that may not be as pleasant. The pain you feel is usually referred to as “good pain” and if you don’t enjoy it just then and there, you’ll definitely love how supple you’ll be afterwards.

Swedish and Deep Tissue can be used in the same treatment if required, that means double benefits.

How long should I book my treatment for?

If the area that needs to be treated is small (calves, arms, lower or upper back) a 30 minutes treatment will suffice, if more than one district (upper back and neck, legs and lower back) need attention, you will need a minimum of 45 or 60 minutes. An effective full body treatment requires 90 minutes.
During the session not only Deep Tissue but also other techniques are often used to obtain optimal results.


Deep Tissue

If you need to release general muscle tension and stiffness

How often should Deep Tissue be performed?

Your therapist will assess and advise you on the best treatment plan. Usually the first 2 or 3 visits are performed weekly or fortnightly, then every 4 or 6 weeks to re-assess and maintain a pain free body.
Allow a minimum of 2 days between any treatment. You may still feel sore after your visit but your body needs some time to rest and re-set before receiving another remedial massage.

How much does the treatment cost?

The price is based on treatment’s length, not type. Check our prices here.

Is Deep Tissue eligible for health fund rebates?

Yes. Deep Tissue used in a Remedial Massage Treatment is eligible for rebates. If you have private health and your extras include Remedial Massage you will be able to claim your treatment with your health fund.  All health funds are accepted.

An invoice with all necessary details will be emailed to you after your session.

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