Deep Tissue Massage Leeds City Centre

Are you searching for a deep tissue massage? If so, we’re glad you’re here! At Circle 8 Massage, we offer deep tissue massage that’s highly effective at relieving severe aches and pains, general soreness, stiffness in the upper or lower back, shoulders, legs, and neck.

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What is Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massage treats the deeper layers of muscles and their surrounding tissues (tendons, fascia, and more). This type of massage works to lengthen and relax deep tissue to relieve pain and increase your range of motion. 

Deep tissue massage may treat sports injuries, chronic back pain, and more. 

The massage therapist uses slow, firm pressure on painful areas. Firm pressure is needed to reach the deeper tissues treated with this technique. 

What are the Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage Leeds City Centre?

There are several benefits that come with deep tissue massage, including the following:

Stress Relief
Deep tissue massage is an effective way to relieve stress. The massage can help reduce cortisol levels and increase oxytocin in the body (a hormone that makes you feel more relaxed). The massage also works to ease tight muscles, tension headaches, and more.

Reduce Pain
Deep tissue massage is also effective for working on conditions that cause pain, whether acute pain or chronic pain. This form of massage is quite effective for the lower back, plantar fasciitis, fibromyalgia, stiff necks, and more.

The massage works to reduce muscle spasms and areas called trigger points, which are tight clusters of tissue. In addition, deep tissue massage can be combined with other therapies, such as medication and other medical treatments.

Breaks Up Scar Tissue & Increases Range of Motion
It’s possible to develop scar tissue in parts of the body that can lead to chronic pain and stiffness. With regular deep tissue massage, scar tissue can be broken up and lead to an increase in range of motion.

This type of massage is often beneficial for patients who are recovering from surgery.

Rehabilitates Injured Muscles
Massage also alleviates pain. Pain can have a drastic negative impact on a person’s life. However, massage has been shown to relieve pain.

Increases Blood Circulation
When muscles are injured, deep tissue massage can help stretch them and improve movement. The massage technique is often used to treat sports injuries.

Athletes recovering from sports-related injuries may add deep tissue massage to their treatment regimen. It helps relieve muscle soreness & fatigue and can help prevent future injuries.

These are only a few of the benefits you can enjoy with deep tissue massage Leeds city centre!

Are There Any Side Effects with Deep Tissue Massage?

It’s not uncommon for people to feel some discomfort during deep tissue massage. This is especially the case if the therapist has to target problem areas. However, you can let the massage therapist know if the massage is too painful, and they will ease up on the pressure.

Deep tissue massage is considered a safe, low-risk therapy; however, it may not be suitable for everyone, including if they have any of the following conditions:

  • A blood clotting disorder
  • Increased risk of injury (such as bone fractures)
  • Nerve injury
  • Older age
  • Recent surgery or chemotherapy
  • Wounds or skin conditions
  • Hernia

What Happens During a Deep Tissue Massage?

You’ll be asked to lie on your stomach or back. At the start of the massage, the therapist starts with a light touch to warm up your muscles. Once the muscles are warmed up, the therapist begins to target your painful areas. If you’d like the massage therapist to use more or less pressure, let them know. They are happy to ensure you’re comfortable through the massage.

Will the Deep Tissue Massage Be Painful?

Some people do experience some discomfort and pain during a deep tissue massage. That’s normal; however, if you’re experiencing intense pain, it’s necessary to let the massage therapist know. 

They are there to help you, not hurt you. So they will ease up on the pressure and ensure you feel more comfortable. 

Do You Use Wax or Oil for Deep Tissue Massage?

We offer a range of massage oils and waxes. Our waxes are Songbird wax, the best brand you can find. We also use grapeseed oil and a range of aromatherapy oils. 

Can I Choose Background Music for the Massage?

Yes! If you’d like to listen to something other than what’s playing, let us know. We have Spotify, so we can find almost any type of music you enjoy! 

Are There Any Side Effects to Deep Tissue Massage?

It is possible you may feel sore for a day or so after your massage. You can use a cold pack or a heating pad to ease any pain and discomfort you may have. You can also use a topical analgesic (pain reliever that works on the skin) for additional pain relief.

Some people may experience the following after a deep tissue massage:

  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

Why Choose Circle 8 Deep Tissue Massage? 

We understand that pain is debilitating. It makes getting through your day that much harder and makes it challenging to do everyday activities. At Circle 8, we’re here to help you find relief and healing.

In addition to deep tissue massage, we also offer the following treatments:

  • Sports massage
  • Injury assessment & rehab
  • Fully body fix
  • Kinesiology taping
  • Cupping therapy
  • Myofascial pain release
  • CBD oil massage
  • Hyper volt therapy

And when your massage is over, we offer advice on ways you can improve your posture. We also demonstrate and recommend certain exercises and stretches that can help you.

What’s more, we also take insurance. Our Circle 8 team is fully accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists, which is supported by all major health insurance providers. So, check to see if your provider offers coverage for the treatments we offer at our facility.

Book Your Appointment Online

We offer online booking to make it more convenient and easy to set up an appointment. Just click on the button that says “Book Online.” A new page opens, where you can choose the type of massage or therapy you’d like and the amount of time you’d like to book. That’s it! 

At Circle 8 Massage, we’re all about helping you feel better. We provide the best deep tissue massage Leeds city centre! We also offer a wide range of treatments so that you can find the relief and healing necessary for your physical and mental wellbeing. 

If you have questions about our massage or other treatments, contact us today. We’re always happy to answer your questions. We’re looking forward to helping you feel better soon!

    Do You Have Health Insurance?

    Claim back the full cost of your massage in Leeds, as the Circle8 team are fully accredited with the federation of holistic therapists, which is supported by all major health insurance providers. Check your Insurance policy for more information to see which treatments you can claim for.

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    Common Questions

    Here are some of the most common questions we hear about our massage therapy services:

    1. Do You Use Wax or Oil?
    We use a range of waxes and oils, including Songbird Wax. We also use grapeseed oil and some incredible aromatherapy oils, too.
    2. Do You Use Heated Massage Beds?
    Our massage bed in the Holistic Room is a Master Massage Thermatop couch, which is heated and quite comfortable. The massage beds in our sports massage rooms are not heated.
    3. Do You Offer Background Music, and Can I Choose the Music During the Massage?
    Yes to both! You can choose the music you’d prefer to listen to. Or we can choose the music and you can let us know if it’s working for you or not. We have Spotify, so we have access to a broad range of music you can choose from.
    4. Is it possible to book multiple treatments with the same therapist?
    It depends on the treatments you book, and it is possible you could be with a different therapist in a different room. We do aim to keep you in the same room; however, that may not always be possible.
    If you’d like more information about our massage therapist Leeds services, contact us today! We’re always happy to answer your questions. Just let us know what you need and we’ll see how we can help!
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    When you come for a massage at Circle8 we don’t just treat your issue and send you away, we find out exactly which movements and muscles are causing it, explain to you what’s actually happening, give you exercises in the gym and at home that you can do to help alleviate and eventually get rid of your issue.