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Deep Tissue Massage

If you are looking for the best way of relieving muscle tension and pain, you should consider this type of massage. Deep tissue massage therapy is very effective at dealing with both acute and chronic muscle pain, is very popular with athletes, older people and anyone who may be recovering from an injury. Beyond its physical benefits, deep tissue massage can have emotional or psychological benefits as well. It can reduce feelings of stress and trigger the hormones associated with relaxation and sleep.
At Custom Bodies Fitness and Massage, we provide a 5-star, world class mobile and studio massage services to the Edmonton and surrounding areas, offering not only deep tissue massage but we incorporated IASTM (instrument assisted soft issue mobilization) and STR (soft tissue release) techniques as part of every massage.  Getting regular massage treatments is one of the best ways of not only pampering yourself but of relieving stress and assisting with recovering from aches, pains and injuries.

Questions Frequently Asked about Deep Tissue Massage

How does Deep Tissue Massage differ from Relaxation Massage?

Both types of massage offer benefits and both are very effective. Typically a Relaxation or Swedish massage uses strokes that are more gentle in nature. The massage therapist may move at a slower pace and use lighter pressure. Deep Tissue massage tends to provide deeper pressure on the tissues with a focus on shifting the underlying structures of the body that may cause pain and restrictions. Deep tissue massage or sports massage uses deeper pressure and cross-fiber friction in order to  release tissue that is adhered or in spasm, which is certainly therapeutic.

Will I be in pain after a deep tissue massage?

You shouldn’t experience pain or soreness because our therapists will always communicate with you during the massage to ensure pressure is good and to ensure that you are not experiencing pain during the massage. Some people however, may experience stiffness or soreness the following day.

What type of massage is best for me?

A deep tissue massage can help to manage sore muscles or injury; however, to determine what is best for your massage therapist will go over your intake form and communicate with you directly to formulate a plan for what type of massage would be appropriate given your needs. Each massage is completely customized to the client’s needs.

How can I book an appointment? Can I discuss my needs before booking?

To schedule an appointment with one of our experienced therapists, or are simply wondering if this type of massage is right for you, contact us today. We’re happy to discuss options with you and we look forward to hearing from you!

Are your therapist all Register Massage Therapists?

At Custom Bodies Fitness and Massage, all of our therapists are fully registered and in good standing with a local massage therapy association. In addition to being registered, they are all certified personal trainers, have advanced orthopaedic massage and sports massage certifications, IASTM and STR Certifications and are all fully licensed and insured.

Continuing the learning process in order to provide the most up-to-date treatments is something we are all passionate about. If there’s any new developments in our industry, we’re the first to know and implement them in our practice!

What are your hours of operation?

At Custom Bodies Fitness and Massage, we understand that most clients cannot make appointments during the day so we are open evenings for mobile and studio massage.

We also make arrangements for appointments outside the sites stated hours, depending on our clients needs. Just contact us to discuss what those needs are as we understand that when you’re in pain, the last thing you want to do is wait around for an appointment.

 

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