Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders. Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.
The phenomenon of muscle knots is not uncommon. Essentially, muscle knots are sections within the various muscles of the body that have constricted and create pain that is consistent. The condition is common enough to merit the application of a scientific name, which is myofascial trigger points. While there is not currently a definitive medical explanation as to why muscle knots form, several theories are undergoing testing.
Trigger point work, alongside deep tissue techniques is often the missing key when it comes to a really good massage that "hits all the spots".
Deep tissue part 1 is over 2 days, £150
Deep tissue part 2 is over 2 days, £150
Requirements for both: Swedish Massage Level 3 and A&P Level 3