Deep tissue massage

What is Deep Tissue massage?

The clue is in the name! Pressure is used to manipulate the deeper tissue layers in the body.

But what exactly are the deeper tissue layers? According to some schools of massage it means all the tissue layers that lay on top of the muscle, though not the muscle itself, whereas Sports massage includes the muscle.

Choosing a Deep Tissue Therapist

The most important thing to consider when choosing a therapist is the length of time they have practiced for and that they have the following qualities:

  • Good listening skills
  • Empathy
  • Flexibility - not ridged in their approach
  • Humility – it is important that us therapists know the limitations to our knowledge
  • A broad mix of massage techniques to draw upon

Many Deep tissue therapists learn a wide range of styles and techniques and blend these into their unique treatment.  They are able to alter their approach depending upon the client.  Some bodies respond to firm pressure at times, some people prefer a blended approach whilst other people recover and heal from the lightest of touch.

A light touch with knowledge and positive intention is often far more rewarding than a one size fits all strong approach.  The body and mind need to be listened to. We often hold tension for a range of reasons and not just because of the way we sit at work, train at the gym or commute to work.  The body is also a storage vessel of memories.  A good therapist must be a kind, caring and compassionate person who can switch styles and tune in to the needs of the person.

We are blessed at Breathe London with the skill, expertise and compassion of our team

Your next step to booking a Deep Tissue massage treatment at Breathe London

Breathe London Waterloo timetable – Claudia Monday, Luis Tuesday, Stan Thursday

Breathe London Covent Garden timetable – Stan Wednesday, Zsolt Thursday and Friday, Jana Saturdays

Find out more and book an appointment with our Deep Tissue Massage therapists:

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Cheryl – Sports and clinical massage

Sports and clinical massage therapist

Cheryl is an advanced clinical and sports massage therapist and a specialist in the
treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions. She has been involved in
massage therapy for two decades now and continues to have a passion for her work
and helping those who want to take a natural approach to pain relief and wellbeing.

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Andrea Lovasi Massage Therapist

Relaxation & Recovery with Hands on Holistic Healing

Massage therapy is an extremely beneficial therapy, especially in a city like London where life can fly past you at a million miles an hour. Making time to treat your body with respect, and making time to encourage healing and balance is so important.

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Massage with Jana

Holistic massage with Jana 

After moving to London in June 2000 and trying my hands at various jobs I felt that nothing really moved nor gave me the job satisfaction I much needed until I discovered my passion, which was to become a massage therapist.

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Zsolt – massage therapist

Zsolt - massage therapist 

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Sports Massage Stan Rechcigl

Stan - Sports & Deep Tissue Massage, Relaxing Swedish Massage Kynesio taping

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