Deep Tissue Massage with Rieko Oshima-Barclay

Deep Tissue Massage (DTM) is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. It employs slower strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fibres of the muscles, tendons and fascia. DTM helps to release the chronically tensed and contracted areas in the body, such as stiff necks, sore shoulders and lower back tension. It is also used for reducing pain and discomfort in conditions such as repetitive strain, postural problems, or recovery from injury.

It is generally integrated with other massage techniques such as Myofascial Release or Trigger Point Therapy.

DTM works to unlock the fibres of muscle by breaking down and eliminating toxins, at the same time relaxing and soothing muscle.

DTM usually focuses on specific areas of tension and pain. It may cause some soreness during or right after the session, however, the client should feel better within a day or two.  DTM can be incorporated with Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial Release technique.

Deep Tissue Massage as part of Soft Tissue Therapy with Mary Brooking

Deep Tissue Massage is one of the techniques used, if appropriate, within both Sports Massage and Remedial Therapy Massage, together with a variety of other techniques, based on an assessment and evaluation of a client’s soft tissue condition and understanding their needs.

  • Rieko Oshima-Barclay

    Rieko Oshima-Barclay

    Rieko is a qualified and highly experienced Massage Therapist, Reflexologist, Aromatherapist and Medical Herbalist and author. She is a member of CNHC, AoR and IFPA
  • Mary Brooking

    Mary Brooking

    Mary is a qualified Sports Massage and Remedial Soft Tissue Therapist and is a member of SMA. She is also a keen runner and athlete and offers local running clubs
  • Anna Toombs

    Anna Toombs

    Anna has decades of experience in Fitness Instruction, Pilates and Remedial/Sports Massage Therapy. She combines movement, soft tissue therapy and energy healing
  • David Robinson

    David Robinson

    With a background in personal training, sports fitness and martial arts, David combines remedial/sports massage therapy, kinesiology taping and movement therapy

Rieko is at the Centre Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

Mary is at the Centre on Tuesdays and other days by arrangement

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