Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. During a massage, the therapist works to release any chronic muscle tension or knots you may have – also known as ‘adhesions’.

Swedish deep tissue massage is designed to make you feel more relaxed. It can improve your circulation and soothe your muscles.

The five main techniques used in Swedish massage are stroking and gliding, kneading, rubbing and tapping or ‘pounding’.

Swedish massage uses softer strokes on the bonier and more delicate parts of your body, and stronger strokes where there is thicker muscle coverage. This sensitivity to pressure makes it ideal for relaxation.