What is Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massage is a type of therapeutic massage that focuses on the deep layers of muscle tissue. It is done with the forearms, hands or elbows, as these are the only body parts capable of applying deep pressure on the muscles. Slow strokes or friction performed across the grain of the muscle fibres are used by deep tissue massage therapists to relieve chronic muscle tension and pain.

Deep tissue massage in Adelaide

What are the Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massage helps to improve circulation in tissues where lactic acid has built up over time, increasing flexibility and allowing blood flow into muscles that have been restricted by scar tissues. This can be beneficial for a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Sports injuries
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Postural problems
  • Muscle tension or pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Limited range of motion
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Chronic stress
  • Sciatica 
  • Plantar fasciitis

How Much Does Deep Tissue Massage Cost in Adelaide?

Deep tissue massage in Adelaide can cost anywhere from $45 to $125, depending on the therapist and the areas they will work on during your session. Pricing is also influenced by the length and location of your treatment session, as well as any supplementary products or services that may be used.

How Many Deep Tissue Massage Therapists are Based in Adelaide?

Adelaide is home to about 23% of South Australia's 900 massage therapists who specialise in deep tissue massage. They work in spas, massage clinics, athletic clubs, medical offices, hospitals and chiropractic clinics, among other places. Most deep tissue massage therapists are self-employed and work with large organisations or one-on-one clientele.

How Many People in Adelaide Use Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massage is quite popular in Adelaide, especially among individuals suffering from chronic pain or sports injuries. In a 2007 poll, more than a quarter of the 87 residents reported they had received deep tissue massage at least once in the previous year.