Do you have pain from sore tight muscles? Is your flexibility and movement limited? Do you feel anxious or stressed on a regular basis? There are many deep tissue massage benefits for most people.

If your body is continually under strain or you have had some kind of trauma, the deeper layers of soft tissue can become ‘stuck’. Happy comfortable layers soft tissue will slide and glide over each well, ensuring pain free good movement. Deep tissue massage is able to treat all of the connective tissue and fascia, using a variety of methods to encourage lengthening and freeing up anything which could be trapped. Pressure is focused and sustained, but can be gentle, with a purpose to improve the quality of the soft tissue, lengthen the spine and improve posture and flexibility.

 Deep Tissue Massage Benefits:

  • A reduction in muscular pain in general. Habitual work posture often results in upper back or lower back pain. Repetitive strain injuries, neck pain and headaches, hamstrings and glute pain. Plantar fascilitis and lower leg pain. These can all be addressed with deep tissue massage.
  • Fibromyalgia pain has been shown to respond very well to gentle deep tissue massage.
  • Anxiety and stress are reduced, making your workday more productive.
  • This massage treatment promotes better movement and flexibility.
  • Deep tissue massage can also benefit internal organs:

– Muscles used for breathing correctly need to be able to move well. This allows your lungs to work properly and will result in a good blood circulation. This, in turn, enables good concentration.

– Blood pressure too, has been shown to be lowered by deep tissue massage. This in turn creates less strain on your heart, kidneys and blood vessels.

  • Deep tissue massage can help to soften deeper scar tissue from surgery or damage to muscles, ligaments and tendons.

Deep tissue massage benefits Lucy Dunleavy



When a client comes to me for a treatment and is clearly in pain,  I usually advise them to get about 3 treatments with a week apart between each one. On the third or fourth treatment I expect to see a good change in their condition, at which point the time between treatments can be lengthened. When someone is out of pain and their body is moving well, then a maintenance treatment of about once every 4-6 weeks is advisable to stay in optimum condition. Together with a basic knowledge of stretching and postural awareness, it is possible to keep out of pain and enjoy your day to day activities.