Deep-Tissue Acupressure Massage
Deep-tissue Acupressure massage is hands down the most satisfying and effective form of soft-tissue work you are likely to come across. Clients are always amazed at how different treatment is compared to other massage approaches and how much more effective it is at releasing even chronic tension.
The problem: Most of us don’t move enough (sedentary) or we don’t stretch, we have poor posture, we don’t breathe correctly, we’re too stressed. All of the above result in us having tight muscles all over the body, resulting in pain, aching, stiffness and loss of flexibility. Some of the most common areas you feel the tension and restrictions;
Head, neck and up shoulders
Along the length of the spine
Upper back and shoulder blades
Lower back and hips
The large muscle groups of the legs
Once muscles become tight and restricted, it means they are used less effectively, resulting in further tension, stiffness and eventually pain. The pain or aching you feel in your muscles will normally either be a lack of oxygen through compromised circulation or a build-up of acidic cellular waste in the local lymphatic system.
The aim of our treatment: We use very specific, targeted pressure into the areas of tension, creating a sensation of ‘good pain’ or ‘pain with a deep sense of relief’ as the muscles begin to release. We use deep-slow strokes which slowly melt through restrictions, improve local circulation of blood and lymph, break down fascia and help muscles return to their natural supple state. Because the technique is so accurate, we need to ‘work’ the muscles less which means a lot less soreness afterwards when compared to other deep treatments like sports massage.
The result: You can expect to feel freer, lighter, less pain, less stiffness and more balanced. You remember how it feels to feel good in your body. If we work the back and spine – most people find breathing much easier too.
Acupressure is used in conjunction with other therapies. My current availability is limted to onsite appointments using a fully integrated therapeutic approach. These start at £300 for a 2 hour session.