T he type of Massage that Gold Standard typically favour employing is known as a Deep Tissue Massage. A very effective, high-quality massage, D.T.M is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. Focussing on the area located below the surface of the top muscles, some of the strokes used in Deep Tissue Massage are similar to those used in Classic Massage Therapy, though the movement is slower while the pressure is deeper.
This type of massage works by physically breaking down adhesions (i.e. bands of painful, rigid tissue that can cause pain and restrict movement) in a bid to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To achieve this, a Gold Standard Chartered Physiotherapist will typically apply friction or direct deep pressure across the grain of the affected muscle(s). Please rest assured that our patients' comfort is of paramount importance, and that our highly qualified and experienced physios will ensure that any pressure applied is not overlyuncomfortable.
With many feeling an improved range of motion after just one treatment session, Deep Tissue Massage is often recommended to those who experience consistent pain, are involved in physical activity (such as athletes), and have sustained physical injury. Deep Tissue Massage can also be of great benefit to those who suffer from anxiety, stress, depression, back conditions, headaches, neck problems, musculo-skeletal (i.e. muscle and bone) disorders and neurological conditions.