Massage is to work and act on the body with pressure. Massage techniques are commonly applied with hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearms, feet, or a device. The purpose of massage is generally for the treatment of body stress or pain. A person who was professionally trained to give massages was traditionally known as a masseur (male) or a masseuse (female). The title massage therapist has been recognized as a business norm.
Deep tissue massage focuses on the deeper tissue make-up of the muscles and aims to release the tension and knots which build up as a result of a number of different causes from stress to incorrect posture.
However, it is a massage which is not used on its own as it also incorporates Swedish and Shiatsu massages, which means it’s a very intense and focused massage – not for the fainthearted.
Coming soon – a directory of Deep Tissue Massage resources in South Africa