What Is A Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep Tissue Massage includes a variety of different massage techniques focused on treating musculoskeletal complaints. PEAK Massage Therapy practitioners specialise in Deep Tissue Massage which assists with treating your pain, relaxing your muscles and assisting you to prevent injury. The techniques involved in Deep Tissue Massage are used to encourage blood flow by applying long strokes with firm pressure. Deep Tissue Massage is perfect for patients that are suffering from muscle pain, soreness or fatigue.

What Will A Deep Tissue Massage Treatment Include?

  • Effleurage/Longitudinal Gliding – This is a traditional massage technique that follows the line of the muscle, this increases blood flow to the area and is used to help flush fluid dispersion from the area, this then helps reduce inflammation and swelling.
  • Myofascial Release – This massage technique is stretching the fascia. Your fascia is located between your skin and the underlying structure of bone and muscle.
  • Trigger Point Therapy – This massage technique applies pressure to a specific area of the muscle (or commonly known as a knot) for a non-specific amount of time to relieve pain and dysfunction.
  • PNF Stretching – This massage technique is a combination of passive stretching and isometrics with a muscle.
  • Dry Needling – Dry needling is a specific manual therapy technique whereby small, sterile acupuncture needles are used to help alleviate muscle pain and improve function through stimulation of the neuromuscular system.

What Can Deep Tissue Massage Be Used For?

Deep Tissue Massage is a popular treatment option for a range of conditions including shin splints and back pain below is a list of a few conditions that Deep Tissue Massage can help with:

Shin Splints

Deep Tissue Massage can help with shin splints by reducing muscle tension of the lower legs by releasing the calves and shin area along with improving circulation.

Back Pain

Deep Tissue Massage can help with back pain by reducing sensitivity of the area and increasing blood flow, allowing the back to move with more freedom.

Stomach Massage

Deep Tissue Massage can help with stomach pain by applying firm pressure to help relieve muscle tension and relax the muscles, as well as help stimulate digestion and relieve constipation.

Tennis Elbow

Deep Tissue Massage can help with Tennis Elbow style symptoms by releasing the muscles surrounding the elbow to promote circulation, relaxing the muscles and therefore allowing the elbow to move more freely.

Sciatica

Deep Tissue Massage can help with Sciatica by reducing inflammation and calming the muscles in the surrounding areas.

Anxiety

Deep Tissue Massage can help with Anxiety as it has a calming effect on the body by increasing circulation and relaxing tense muscles this gives the body a feel good effect.

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Benefits

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage can include

  • Reduced Muscle Tension
  • Increased Joint Mobility
  • Improved Blood Circulation
  • Improved Mood
  • Improved Mental Health
  • Reduction in Stress
  • Increased relaxation
  • Improved recovery of soft tissue injuries

Deep Tissue Vs Sports Vs Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage is targeted at a specific area of the body and can vary in pressure depending on what is best suited for your needs. Deep Tissue Massage however, is an all over body treatment, and is usually slightly firmer, and can be adjusted depending on your preference. Sports Massage is focusing on loosening muscle fibres caused by sport-related tension, and is also helpful for aiding sports performance.

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FAQs Frequently Asked Questions

Deep Tissue Massage is an all over body treatment, and is usually slightly firmer, and can be adjusted depending on your preference. Sports Massage is focusing on loosening muscle fibres caused by sport-related tension, and is also helpful for aiding sports performance.

Deep Tissue Massage is focused on relaxing muscles that are tense, fatigued, or in spasm by increasing blood circulation and reducing muscle tension.

It is normal to feel sore after Deep Tissue Massage as there is pressure being applied to your muscles, the soreness can sometimes continue for 24-48 hours after treatment.

We recommend to stay hydrated after a Deep Tissue Massage to allow the body to recover along with not training or consuming alcohol immediately after treatment.

Sometimes Deep Tissue Massages can hurt, however the practitioner will adjust their pressure depending on your comfort level.

Yes we accept all private health funds. Your health fund rebate will depend on your health fund and the level of cover for Massage Therapy on your policy.

Deep Tissue Massage is not covered by Medicare.

You will be asked to arrive 10 minutes early to fill out some paperwork if you are new to PEAK, this will allow your practitioner to understand your medical history and your reasons for coming for treatment. At the beginning of the appointment there will be a brief conversation with your practitioner to confirm your treatment plan and answer any of your questions prior to the massage beginning.

Yes, you are able to have Deep Tissue Massage throughout pregnancy. We can accommodate your treatment according to your needs, including the use of our pregnancy pillow to make it more comfortable.

Our locations

Hawthorne

PEAK Hawthorne opened in 2012 and was extended and renovated in 2020. You see the same team whether we see you at Hawthorne or one of our other clinics.  Hawthorne offers private treatment rooms and a spacious exercise area incorporating the latest equipment and technology, unrestricted single level access and off-street parking. We also provide HICAPS for real-time private health claiming.

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New Farm

PEAK New Farm opened in August 2019. You see the same team whether we see you at New Farm or one of our other clinics. New Farm offers private treatment rooms and a spacious exercise area incorporating the latest equipment and technology, unrestricted single level access and off-street parking. We also provide HICAPS for real-time private health claiming.

Hawthorne

Address
5/171 Riding Road,
Hawthorne, QLD, 4171
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6 days per week
  • Monday - Friday: 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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New Farm

Address
1/15 Lamington Street,
New Farm, QLD, 4005
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Opening Hours -
6 days per week
  • Monday - Thursday: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Friday - Saturday: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

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