- What Is A Deep Tissue Massage?
- How does it work?
- What problems does it help with?
- When should I not use them?
- Duration, costs and booking
What Is A Deep Tissue Massage
A deep massage is a massage in which firmer pressure is applied than in the classical massage or the wellness massage. The purpose of this type of massage is to loosen deeper tissue layers that have become stuck or hardened. The increased pressure can loosen blockages in these body layers in the muscles and fasciae.
How does it work?
At the beginning, the body is massaged with lighter pressure to warm up muscles, tissues, tendons, and tissues and prepare for the deeper, tighter massage. In the course of the massage you will go to deeper and deeper grips with higher pressure. This can lead to pain. If the pain should become too strong, the pressure can be adjusted in mutual consultation.
What problems does it help with?
- Chronic pain
- pain limited to certain areas of the body (e.g. stiff neck, shoulder or neck pain)
- Sports injuries
- high blood pressure
- scar tissue
The deep massage stimulates the blood circulation and the connective tissue. The firm massage grips can loosen deeper lying knots and also loosen scar tissue. This stimulates the elimination of oxytocin and serotonin, lowering blood pressure, which is particularly helpful for high blood pressure patients. After a sports injury or surgery, the technique is also helpful in softening the tendons, tendons and muscles in the wounded areas. Deep massage is also recommended for chronic pain caused by rheumatism, arthrosis or migraine.
When should I not use them?
- for blood clots
- before an op
- Bruising, inflammation, infected skin, skin rashes, open wounds
- for tumours
- breakable bones
- fresh fractures
Do not use a deep massage for blood clots or a tendency to blood clots, as these could be removed by the massage. Furthermore, the massage is not recommended if you are about to undergo surgery or other medical procedures such as chemotherapy or radiation. Massage should also be avoided in cases of osteoporosis, fragile bones or pregnancy due to the high pressure. The same applies to bruises, inflammations, infected skin, skin rashes, open wounds, tumours or areas where you have recently contracted a fracture. Again, high pressure is more damaging than helpful.
Duration, costs and booking
It can last between 30 and 90 minutes.
Prices vary depending on the duration of the massage:
90 min / 195 CHF
75 min / 162 CHF
60 min / 130 CHF
45 min / 100 CHF
30 min / 70 CHF
You can also book the treatment online directly here on the website.