Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage involves the applying firmer pressure and slower strokes to reach the deeper layers of muscle, tendons, and fascia. The movements are generally performed with fingers, knuckles, hands, elbows and forearms, and are commonly focused solely on the specific areas of pain and tension. Deep tissue is largely favoured amongst athletes and sports enthusiasts as it helps release stubborn knots, chronic tension, contracted areas, and adhesions. Its style can also help your muscles and joints to get back their ideal range-of-motion. While some of the treatment may feel similar to a Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage isn't a stronger version, but rather it increases the capacity of a Swedish with its deeper touch. At the start of your massage, a lighter pressure is generally applied to warm-up the muscle. Thereafter the pressure progresses to your level of comfort. Always communicate with your Registered Massage Therapist to ensure the pressure is catered to your personal tolerance. After your massage, you may feel some stiffness or soreness, but it should subside within a day or so. Be sure to contact your massage therapist if you have concerns or if you feel pain after having a massage.
- Your treatment time includes consultation and change time.
- Club MEx member pricing applied at time of appointment.
- Members and non-members are welcome in our clinics.
- 90 and 120 mins treatments may be available by phone.
- Under 16 requires a parental signature to receive treatment.
- Expecting Moms, please note number of weeks in your booking notes.
- Direct billing is available to most major insurance companies in all Provinces except Quebec.
- Quebec clinics will provide insurance receipts for therapeutic treatments.
- For insurance and billing questions, please visit our insurance page.
Is this Your First Visit?
- Please arrive 15-minutes early to fill out your initial Health History Form or download it now and bring it with you to your appointment.
- Leave your cellphone in the car to avoid the beeps you know you are going to want to check.
- Do not eat just before your massage, but also do not come in famished.
- Enjoy several long deep breaths even before you walk into the clinic.
- Ensure that your restroom duties have been fulfilled prior to your treatment.
- If your mind cannot relax into the treatment, try focusing on what muscles your therapist is working on and concentrating on how the work feels on your muscles.