Joanne’s most popular treatment addresses a wide range of common muscle issues and is particularly popular with office worker and other clients who work in demanding professions, especially if they suffer from poor posture.

Deep Tissue massage is a problem solving massage that may assist you by:

  • Reducing muscular pain.
  • Restoring flexibility.
  • Reducing stress.
  • Releasing muscle spasms and knots.
  • Improving the quality of movement when it has been compromised.
  • Alleviating muscular stiffness and tension.

Joanne treats a wide variety of ailments including but not limited to:

  • Trouble turning your neck – irrespective of whether its painful or not.
  • Trouble raising your arms over your head.
  • Trouble combing the back of your head.
  • Neck & Shoulder pain.
  • Rotator cuff injuries.
  • Shoulder impingement.
  • RSI & Carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Plantar fasciitis (heel pain).
  • Lower back pain including sciatica.

What can I expect?

At the start of your first treatment, you will be asked to fill out a consultation form.

Joanne steps outside the room while you get undressed and you get on the couch under a towel.  Joanne will then check you are ready, enter the room and start to treat you using the ideal pressure for you and the optimal techniques to address your problem areas.   Once Joanne is finished, she will step outside to allow you to get dressed.

Joanne will utilise the time of your treatment to focus in on your problems and identify the ideal pressure to address your issues.  This means she will focus in on certain parts of your body or muscle groups.  If you are used to spa treatments, then you will notice a huge difference as she does not stick to a standard routine.

Will I get oily?

No.  Joanne uses the minimal amounts of waxes or oils.

Will I need a shower?

No.

What should I wear?

As you get undressed, any clothes are fine.  If you want to wear shorts during the treatment that is fine too.  Your modesty will be protected at all times.

How many treatments will I need?

That depends upon your issues and Joanne will be able to advise you after your first treatment.

To give a rough guideline muscles tend to take 4 – 5 weeks to heal but this depends upon your age and underlying health. This means that you normally treat muscle strains for 6 weeks.

If you have a problem with your bursa’s then the issues may resolve with treatment and other changes including training etc. The issue may resolve in  2- 3 weeks.

For many serious issues, for example frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) with treatment and rehabilitation exercises it may take between 1 – 6 months to recover but this depends on your age and fitness.

How much does a deep tissue massage cost?

£65 per hour.  I only offer 1 hour treatments,  as I find clients come to see me with problems and I need that time to address the issue

What after care advice do you recommend?

If possible after your treatment I recommend you rest & relax.  It is possible you may feel sleepy or tired – this is perfectly normal.

Please drink lots of water this will help you to eliminate toxins, re-hydrate and reduce fatigue.

Some people find they feel achy over the next few days, gentle stretching or a hot bath will help.