Deep Tissue (DTM), contrary to popular belief is not about getting a very hard massage. True DTM is all about the depth and the layers of muscle that you work and most importantly the speed with which you treat the tissue. As a very general rule, the faster the massage techniques and strokes are applied the more superficial the massage will be.
Whilst a certain amount of pressure does need to be applied, it is just as much about the therapists ability to sink through the layers and transfer that pressure beneath the most superficial muscles.
Key Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage:
- In the hands of an expert, you release many of your long term muscular issues
- While it may take a few sessions, it can ease chronic problems
- It eases key muscles, placing less pressure on your body.
POST EVENT MASSAGE
Post event massage for athletes helps to move lactic acid, helps the body aid in recovery, promote health, breaks down adhesions built up during the event and in some people may assist in any delayed onset of muscle soreness
After a large endurance such as an ironman event we recommend waiting at least 3 days before getting in a full massage. If you’re competing in a marathon or a distance shorter, next day massage is fine as it is for strength athletes.
How to get the Best Massage Results:
We will always do our best to get the right results but there are things you can do to help yourself, both pre-massage but also over the course of a week.
- Have a float before your massage – eases initial muscle tension.
- Have a good stretch beforehand – either via yoga or own your own.
- Drink water & take Magnesium as a supplement – hydration is key
- Request Dry Needling as part of your massage