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Deep tissue massage

A strong pressure full-body massage to ease tension like lower back and shoulder pain.

Benefits of deep tissue massage
  • Muscle tension relief by targeting deep layers of muscles to release chronic tension and knots.

  • Pain reduction that alleviates pain by addressing specific muscle problems and promoting better blood flow.

  • Improved posture that helps in correcting muscle imbalances and promoting better alignment.

  • Stress reduction by releasing stress-inducing tension, promoting relaxation and overall well-being.

  • Increased range of motion by loosening tight muscles, enhancing flexibility and improving range of motion.

  • Injury rehabilitation that aids in the recovery process by addressing scar tissue and promoting healing.

  • Better blood circulation by stimulating blood flow, facilitating the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscles.

  • Breaking down of scar tissue that helps in reducing the formation of scar tissue and breaking down existing scar tissue.

  • Management of chronic pain conditions that is effective for managing conditions like sciatica, arthritis, and fibromyalgia.

  • Toxin elimination by assisting in flushing out toxins from muscles, promoting detoxification.

Recommended for

The strong pressure of this treatment is great for freeing up tense muscles while realigning muscle tissues and speeding up recovery.

What to expect during a deep tissue massage

During a deep tissue massage, expect a discussion about your health, undressing to your comfort level, and lying on a massage table. I will use oil or lotion, apply firm pressure targeting specific muscles, and encourage deep breathing.


Some discomfort is normal, but communication with the therapist is key. After the massage, expect recommendations for self-care and the possibility of follow-up sessions. Drink plenty of water to aid toxin elimination. Always communicate openly with the therapist about your comfort and concerns.


Bear in mind it’s normal to feel slightly sore after a deep tissue treatment, but this should ease off within 72 hours.

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Eric Hardy performing a deep tissue neck massage

Prices for service

My massage are priced as follows for in call services:

1 hr

  • This is a standard duration for a massage session

  • Clients can enjoy a full hour of your massage technique, giving specific focus on a targeted area

1.5 hrs

  • This option provides clients with an extended session, allowing for a more comprehensive and thorough massage experience

  • The additional 30 minutes allows for more focus on specific areas of tension or the incorporation of additional techniques

2 hrs

  • This is a more extended session, providing clients with an even more indulgent and relaxing experience

  • A 2 hour massage allows for a more in-depth treatment, enabling me to address various muscle groups and provide a more comprehensive therapeutic session.

These rates ensure you have options to choose the duration that best fits your preferences and needs. Feel free to reach out to schedule your personalised massage experience!

Frequently asked questions

  • A deep tissue massage is a treatment that uses strong pressure that builds up to work out tension and knots in the deeper layers of the muscle tissue. The strength of the treatment can help with releasing toxins from the muscles.

  • No, it’s not suitable for anyone with diabetes. If you’ve got muscle injuries or dysfunction that’s stopping you moving we recommend our injury/pain management massage instead.

  • No, a deep tissue massage should never be painful, and you should let me know if you’re ever in pain. It is, however, normal to feel slight discomfort as I increases the pressure. The strength of deep tissue massage means you might find it makes you feel tired afterwards at first.

  • It depends on the type of pain. A sports massage is likely to help with muscle soreness and tightness after a workout, but for medical conditions like arthritis, it’s better to see a doctor or physiotherapist. 

  • Give yourself at least an hour post-massage to recover, being sure to drink plenty of water. Bear in mind you’re likely to feel a little sore for up to 72 hours after a deep tissue treatment, but you should be able to go about your normal activities in the meantime.

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