Deep Tissue Massage

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What is a Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massage is a pain alleviation and injury correction technique that aids the body in healing muscles and connective tissue. This type of massage therapy focuses heavily on the area of pain and tension, working to ease the symptoms, improve blood flow and facilitate restoration.

The movements involved in a deep tissue massage are a lot slower than most forms of massage therapy and, like the name suggests, work deep into the tissue and muscle. For those who suffer from chronic pain, muscle tension and restricted mobility, this type of massage is a fantastic solution. Pain relief through continued sessions should be long lasting and, with a mixture of exercise and chiropractic care after isolating the cause, a deep tissue massage can be part of a holistic and permanent solution to your pain.

How Does a Deep Tissue Massage Work?

Tension, strain and repeated injury can cause adhesions of stiff, rigid tissue in the body, affecting ligaments, muscles and tendons depending on the area. These adhesions can cause pain and inflammation while restricting movement and blood flow. Through deep tissue massage, this tissue stiffness is worked out to relieve pain and aid in the body’s natural healing process.

By breaking down this rigid tissue, movement is often restored and inflammation is allowed to subside. The correction of deep muscle injuries like this starts by alleviating the effects of injury and strain before working on strengthening the body through fitness and continued exercise.

Some people do experience slight discomfort during a deep tissue massage – the force and pressure needed to achieve results is far more than that you would find in a sports massage or at a day spa. Make sure that you communicate what you are feeling and where the discomfort is being felt with the person performing the massage.

When Do I Need a Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massage targets specific problems such as:

Restricted mobility

Muscle tension

Repetitive strain or injury

Chronic muscle pain

At Velca Health Centre in Howick, we can organise a consultation to determine whether a deep tissue massage will help you correct injury and break free from pain. This type of massage is a fantastic method of pain alleviation and just one stage in our unique Velca Method of relief.

Correct – Relax – Strengthen - Maintain

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At Velca, we approach pain with a multi-step method that aims to correct, relax, strengthen and maintain the body – supporting good health and providing permanent solutions rather than temporary fixes. Through a mix of our services, you’ll find that the Velca Method is by far the most effective to ease suffering and inspire healthy living.

Chiropractic – Through chiropractic care, we aim to correct spinal dysfunction, bad posture and habits that lead to pain. The chiropractic services we offer are the first step to identifying problems, alleviating suffering and breaking free from pain.

Massage Therapy – Helping you to relax, loosen the muscles and find relief, massage therapy is our second step that improves circulation and works pain out of the body. Relaxing is a key part of eliminating pain while it paves the way to improve your overall health and well being.

Physiotherapy - Aims to restore function and independence in people who have a condition caused by physical, neurological or cardio-respiratory disorders. Through a combination of massage, exercise and mobilisation, physiotherapy can improve mobility, functional ability, and overall quality of life.

Personal strength and fitness training – Fortifying the body through personal fitness and better health, our fitness programs are tailored to you to help strengthen the body and prevent pain from returning. We want to enable you to break free from pain to live a healthier, more enjoyable life.

Visit the Velca Health Centre in Howick for a holistic approach to your well being. We don’t just offer chiropractic services, we work to better your life in every aspect by improving your health and preventing pain from returning. Break free from pain – call us today to find relief through chiropractic care, massage therapy, physiotherapy, personal training, and a positive focus on fitness and health.


If you are unsure about which of our services is best suited to help you get better, please ask us about our complimentary no charge check ups.