What is a deep tissue massage Leeds?
A Leeds deep tissue massage session has some similarities to the more well-known Swedish massage, but the primary difference is the level of pressure applied during the session. A Swedish massage focuses on using light pressure, which will normally leave you feeling relaxed.
Whereas, the aptly named massage therapy consists of the masseur applying firm and pressure with their hands. Another difference is that the therapist will mainly make slow, careful strokes with their fingers to locate the deeper layers of fascia and muscle in your body. When the firm pressure is applied correctly, it will allow the muscles to release chronic tension, and/or generally removing the pressure (or small knots) in your joints and muscles.
Although deep tissue therapy is different from our more relaxing options at Circle8Massage, our lovely massage therapists will communicate with you before, during and after the session. As we’ve noted a deep tissue massage consists of much firmer techniques and pressure, but it doesn’t mean that you will not be comfortable as we will adjust the pressure accordingly. On the other hand, if you found that your session was still too “light” we also provide a sports massage therapy session, which may be more beneficial if you require “deeper” muscle work.
The Possible Benefits
Typically, a deep tissue therapy session will focus on one issue or area of your body at a time as this ensures the most beneficial outcome. Since the sole focus of a deep tissue massage is to locate the deep-rooted tendons, muscle tissue and fascia* it is a way to realign muscles as well as relieving many pain related issues, such as:
- Lower/Upper back, neck and shoulder pain (persistent or sporadic)
- Reduce stress (it can lower the stress hormone levels in your body, regulate your heart rate, and it also boosts your mood by releasing the “happy” chemical, aka serotonin)
- Improves any issues with your posture
- Strain injuries
…and many more! If you feel that a deep tissue massage in Leeds City Centre is just what you need, then why don’t you speak to one of us at Circle8Massage today?
Ant was welcoming, took my pain history and talked me through what he was manipulating. Been having a lot of trouble with my left hip, went for a walk today and no hint of old pain. He sent me exercises to do after my appointment to continue to strengthen my problem areas. Will be booking again soon.
Ant is brilliant – he really knows anatomy and massage, and will not only fix you with his hands, but also send you exercises to help prevent issues reoccurring. In addition, you’ll have a good chat, get film recommendations, and all with alt rock background music – far better than the usual ambient pan pipe nonsense. Highly recommended!
Ant is brilliant ! He has the knowledge of a great physio combined with strong and targeted massage technique that just works and gets me moving again ! Turned up with a sore kneee that wouldnt bend left completely fine and fixed plus a clear understanding of what had caused the problem. He even emailed me exercises later that day to help avoid future problems. Cannot recommend enough !! Thanks Ant !
Really good massage. I’ve been used to massage therapists just going in with their hands and not asking questions, but Jessika talked to me about my motivations for booking and then worked on the specific areas that needed it. I came out feeling like I had clouds for muscles, and my posture is already better. Amazing!
I’ve had chronic issues with my neck and back and I always leave Circle 8 feeling miles better. Ant is very knowledgeable and always makes sure to explain what may be causing the pain and discomfort. He is brilliant at what he does and is also really friendly. Definitely would recommend!
Circle8 is top notch for any niggles you might have, however big or small. Ant and the team are mega knowledgeable, they can feel exactly where you pain might be coming from, release your tension professionally, and even offer follow up exercises and mobility work to treat and prevent further issues. I’d highly recommend them to anyone looking for sports massage in Leeds city centre.
Best massage ive ever had. Ant is really friendly, great to chat to on the more painful areas of the massage and excellent aftercare advice. Wish I’d have found this place sooner! Cannot recommend enough, will definitely be back!
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.
At Circle8Massage we have helped tons of clients to alleviate issues with their muscles or joints, as well as making their chronic pain more manageable. If you’re feeling stiff, sore and tense from work, whether it’s because you sit at a desk or driving a lot, then perhaps a deep tissue massage at Circle8Massage Leeds is just what the doctor ordered!