Deep Tissue Massage

We specialise in deep tissue massage.

At CBD Physio in Sydney we are big proponents of the benefits of deep tissue massage.

What is Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massage is a massage style that realigns the deeper layers of the muscles and connective tissue to assist with sports injuries and relieve pain. It is similar to traditional remedial massage therapy in style, but affects deeper tissue with slower and more concentrated movements.

How Does Deep Tissue Massage Work?

In the case of chronic muscle tension or injury, adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) are often present in the muscles, tendons and ligaments.

These adhesions block circulation and cause pain – often leading to inflammation and limited movement of the affected area. Deep tissue massage breaks down the adhesions, relieving the discomfort and making natural movement possible again.

Does It Hurt?

People generally feel some pain or discomfort as they are not used to the strong pressure applied during deep tissue massage. It is important to tell your therapist if pain becomes unbearable at any stage of the massage. After a deep tissue massage it is common for there to be some pain in the affected area for a day or two. Your physiotherapist may recommend using ice on the area after treatment.

What Will Happen During My Consultation?

Our physio will apply pressure using their hands, knuckles, elbows and forearms. At times, they will ask you to breathe deeply while they apply pressure to very tense areas. It’s recommended you stay hydrated and drink a lot of water after your massage – it helps to flush metabolic waste from the tissues after the massage has dislodged them.

Don’t Have Deep Tissue Massage If:

• You have an infectious skin disease, rash or any open wounds
• You’ve just had surgery
• You’ve had chemotherapy or radiation treatment*
• You have osteoporosis*
• You’re prone to blood clots or have heart disease*
• You’re pregnant*
• You have any large bruises, inflamed skin, open wounds, tumours, fractures or abdominal hernia.

Before The Massage:

• Don’t eat a heavy meal
• If it’s your first time at the CBD Physio Sydney clinic please arrive ten minutes early to fill out forms and give the necessary information to the massage therapist

*If you have any of these ailments, or feel that deep tissue massage may have a negative effect on an existing health condition, please consult your Doctor before undergoing treatment.

Contact CBD Physiotherapy on 02 9223 3122 today to make an appointment!