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Canada Water SE16 and Stratford E15 E20, near Deptford SE8, Wapping E1W

What is a deep-tissue massage? Deep tissue massage is a technique which uses firm pressure to reach the deeper layers of muscle tissue, tendons and the surrounding connective tissues (also known as fascia). Deep tissue massage therapy is often used as a treatment to break up scar tissue and break down muscle knots & adhesions. This relaxing and restorative practice is great for aiding the healing of sports injuries and for deep stress relief.

Whether you’re an athlete or office worker suffering from back pain, muscle injury or stress, a deep tissue massage is a great way to relieve physical tension that’s built up in your body. It’s also a great way to mentally unwind too. If you’re looking for a professional deep tissue back massage London that will provide effective relief, Bodytonic Clinic can help. Our massage therapists and highly trained at what they do, using specialist techniques to relieve pain and tension in any problem areas.

Book your appointment today to experience all the benefits of a deep tissue massage London. Our Massage clinics are all located in Zone 1 & 2 in London; Canada Water SE16 and Stratford E15, near Deptford SE8,  New Cross SE14 and Canary Wharf E14, Wapping E1W and the Olympic Village E20. Make your appointment at Bodytonic Clinic today and enjoy 10% off when you book online!

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How does deep tissue massage work?

Your massage therapist will primarily use fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows and forearms to release tensions in the body, using both slow strokes and deeper finger pressure. Massage techniques are tailored to an individual’s needs, but will include:
  • Neuromuscular techniques – using pressure and friction to release areas of strain in the muscle or soft tissue.
  • Myofascial release – applying gentle, sustained pressure to the connective (myofascial) tissue, with the aim of easing pain and restoring motion.
  • Unlocking muscle energy
  • Stretching and rehabilitation advice for the home.
  • Soft tissue therapy and manipulation
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Promotion of muscle growth and development

What are the benefits of deep tissue massage?

A course of treatment can have a number of immediate benefits.

  • Increasing blood flow
  • Improving Oxygen Delivery
  • Reducing muscle tension
  • Removal of Lactic Acid
  • Reducing fatigue
  • Alleviating swelling
  • Promoting flexibility

This in turn means that a course of treatment can be used to help treat health conditions such as a stiff neck, Upper back pain and Shoulder pain, muscle strain, ligament sprains.

Studies for both the Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine and the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry have found that deep tissue massage treatments can have a number of benefits for long-term health. A course of deep tissue therapy can help to reduce blood pressure, stress hormone levels and overall heart rate.

It is also useful in the treatment of sports related injuries, as it helps to facilitate muscle healing and relaxation. Deep tissue massage can be a useful way for athletes to avoid incurring injury in the first instance. We also offer sports massage therapy. Differences between deep tissue and sports massages can be found below. Before booking a course of  therapy, it’s worth bearing in mind whether it’s the right treatment for you.

Deep Tissue Massage versus Sports Massage

Deep tissue massage and sports massage both work to release tension and relieve pain in the muscles and connective tissues. Likewise, both massage treatments will use the same manual techniques during the course of therapy.

However, it’s worth remembering that the two massage therapies also have different goals, and will be working towards slightly different outcomes.

A course of deep tissue massage treatment will often seek to simply relieve muscle pain, tightness and abnormality, as well as relieving stress and promoting overall wellbeing. However, it also has rehabilitation benefits for people who are seeking relief from sports-related injuries.

By contrast sports massage therapy is more carefully tailored to treating the common muscle injuries, strains and weaknesses brought about by regular sporting or athletic activity. However, it is worth mentioning that you do not have to be a professional athlete to benefit from sports massage therapy.

Find out more about how sports massage can benefit you.

How do I book a deep tissue massage treatment?

We offer massage treatments across all of our London clinics. If you would like to know more about our deep tissue massage treatment and how it could benefit you, don’t hesitate to drop into our Canada Water, Stratford or Wapping clinics to find out more. Alternatively you can call, or e-mail us in the first instance for an initial consultation.


Click here for Terms and Conditions. 10% discount not available on OsteopathyMSK Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Foot health, Laser Hair RemovalShockwave Therapy or medical treatments.

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