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Deep Tissue Massage


Deep Tissue & Myofasiacal Release

What is myofascial release? What are the benefits?

Clinical Deep Tissue bodywork works through tension, layer by layer, reaching the deeper muscles where persistent discomfort can be released. Much of the work is focused on bringing the body back into balance by working on the fascia—the soft tissue component of the connective tissue system of the body. The work is usually localized, and the client must be relaxed to permit the practitioner to work deeply. The pressure starts lightly, but progresses to the deepest level the client can tolerate. This approach can be either corrective or generally therapeutic.

Clinical Deep Tissue bodywork targets specific areas of concern to alleviate symptoms of nerve impingement, muscle tears and sprains, and chronic muscular pain. It has been found effective in treating chronic pain, muscle adhesions (muscle fibers that stick together creating a knot or nodule), whiplash, neck and lower back pain, sciatica, and circulatory problems.

Our massage bodywork therapists facilitate deep, long-lasting results in a wide range of modalities, peeling away layers of stress, restoring mobility to injured muscle tissue, easing stiffened joints and hot spots of pain. 


Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage 

  • Break down adhesions in tissues – massage helps to relieve the tension and inflexibility caused by a build-up of scar tissue in soft tissues such as muscles, tendons and ligaments. This may be present as a result of past injuries or repeated micro-trauma.

  • Increase Tissue Permeability: a deep massage causes the pores in tissue membranes to open, facilitating the exchange of fluids. This improves the removal of waste products such as lactic acid, which builds up during and after vigorous exercise.

  • Stretch muscles, tendons and fascia: massage can stretch those tissues that cannot be reached by other means, and also stretch the fascia that surrounds muscle, thus releasing any tension.

  • Improve sports performance and endurance: massage can remove the build up of general aches and pains, allowing for an improved sports performance.

  • Prevent injuries and loss of joint mobility in potential trouble spots: hands are used to explore the tissues, find problems and deal with them accordingly.

  • Enable a faster return to activity after injury: manipulation of the injured tissues will help to prevent adhesions forming, by realigning scar tissue.

  • Release of muscle spasms: massage induces a relaxation and desensitization of the muscle spindles that will lead to improved joint mobility, as well as lowering stress levels placed upon the body.

  • Extending the overall life of an athletic career: sports massage helps to maintain the entire body in a better physical condition.

  • Psychological effects: during the pre-sport massage, when the movements are quick and stimulating, the athlete will experience a feeling of warmth, and feel a readiness to perform. Massage can relieve anxiety before and after an event.


What conditions is deep tissue massage used for?

Unlike classic massage therapy, which is used for relaxation, deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as:

  • Chronic pain

  • Limited mobility

  • Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)

  • Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Postural problems

  • Osteoarthritis pain

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Muscle tension or spasm

 People often notice improved range of motion immediately after a deep tissue massage.

It is important to drink plenty of water after the massage to flush metabolic waste from the tissues.

Massage Benefits
Colin Bacsik
Colin Bacsik 
Registered Massage Therapist

Massage Therapist, Teacher, Trainer and Coach. Colin has been active in the field of Health & Wellness for over 15 years. 

Colin is incredibly passionate about integrative health, fascia, massage therapy, and treatment of the underling causes of dysfunction. Using a holistic approach with an extensive understanding of physical alignment, facia, and orthopaedic assessment, he determines where pain and tension originate, not just where they present. Formally trained as an RMT (2200 hrs), Colin also derives wisdom from a vast background as a yoga teacher, movement specialist, acrobat, martial artist, and someone who has invested a lifetime investigating different modalities of therapy in order to understand and heal his own body. Nobody wants to be in pain - whether it’s sciatic impingement, a sore back, numbness or tingling in the fingers, headaches or stress.

Colin provides effective treatment solutions so that you get the most out of your day.

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