Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage which works the same as Sports Massage is one of the best ways to give ourselves time to relax, stretch our muscles and get rid of any kinks that might have built up during long hours of work or in other strenuous activities. It works for the body and the mind to reduce stress and bring emotional balance. It allows us to be still and let go of all the negative things that come through in our minds throughout the day. When you feel like you can’t unwind no matter how you try, a deep tissue massage is definitely going to rescue you!

What to expect from a deep tissue massage

Deep tissue massage focuses on layers of muscles and is a much more localized form of massage than other massages like Swedish. Often when you visit a Deep Tissue Massage Therapist, they will work primarily through short movements and slowly building up the pressure according to the body’s need. The pressure may feel a little uncomfortable at times, but you’ll soon realise it is the good type of discomfort, as your muscles relax soon after that.

The most commonly used strokes in Deep Tissue massages are stripping, kneading and friction. Stripping involves your therapist applying deep and gliding pressure to the length of your muscle fibers with an elbow, forearm, knuckles, or thumbs. On the other hand, friction applies pressure across the grain of the muscle to relieve adhesions and realign the fibers of the tissue.

How does Deep tissue massage work?

During the preliminary stages, lighter pressure gets applied to warm up the muscle tissues. The massage therapist will then use specific techniques that include deep, gliding pressure along the length of the muscle fibers.The deep pressure is applied to specific areas to manipulate and move the joints, muscles, and tendons beneath your skin. They may also use friction to release adhesions and realign fibrous tissue to free up individual muscles. Breathing deeply during a session is recommended by experts as this enhances your relaxation response and facilitates increased blood flow throughout the massaged area.

Deep tissue massage is a popular alternative healthcare treatment that many people seek to get relief from muscle pain, stiffness, anthritis and other chronic aches. Deep tissue massage also differs from conventional techniques because it focuses on problem areas such as knots or “trigger points” in the muscle.

Benefits of Deep tissue massage:

Deep tissue massage offers the most benefits when compared to other conventional massages. If you’re looking for stress relief, you’ll also love what a deep tissue massage can do, as it is perfect for relaxing your body by targeting your more stubborn, tense areas.
Some of the most important benefits of deep tissue massage include:

  • Pain Relief
  • Healing
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Improves flexibility
  • Supports muscle recovery
  • Relaxation


Deep tissue massage therapy is a solution for significant chronic pains, injuries, and soreness. Sports people commonly have deep tissue massages after practice, a game or for minor injuries. A few precautions regarding deep tissue massage are necessary to consider when going for the same.

  • Blood clots
  • Deep tissue massage is not suitable for people prone to blood clotting as the pressure may rupture a clot and cause internal bleeding.

  • Surgery
  • Deep tissue massages should not be used by anyone who recently had surgery or radiotherapy due to the high risk of damaging stitches or scarring structures inside the body.

  • Wounds
  • Anyone suffering from tumours, fragile bones (specifically osteoporosis), or any type of wounds should avoid deep tissue massages because they can easily tear and bruise if handled roughly.

    Book a Deep tissue massage

    At Giana, we offer deep tissue massages of 60 minutes to 90 minutes to get the exact treatment time preferred for a specific area or muscle group. Our trained and experienced massage therapists come to you. Book a Deep Tissue Massage with us to experience muscle healing, relaxation and free movement!



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    Had an amazing pregnancy message with Pam in our rented Barn in Doddington. Loved the hard brush and the candles made it so atmospheric- would definitely recommend!

    February 10, 2022

    Urvashi, Canterbury

    First class service, highly professional and friendly. It was a wonderful ‘in-house’ massage.
    Thank you.

    October 20, 2021

    Kayleigh, Sittingbourne

    I really enjoyed my massage at home. Thank you. Pam worked on all my knots, and it was a great stress reliever. Will definitely be back for more.

    September 23, 2021

    Maggie, Rochester

    I booked a suprise massage for my husband for our wedding anniversary. It was my husband’s first deep tissue massage but he still says how amazing and relaxing it was! Pam had such a beautiful set up, she’s created that spa feeling and worked her magic! Thank you Pam you made our anniversary so special. We will definitely book again!

    August 17, 2021

    Sarah, Gravesend

    Booked a Swedish massage for my husband’s birthday and it was absolutely amazing. Pam arrived nice and early and was very professional. Looking forward to booking again!

    July 30, 2021

    Rebecca, Rochester

    Highly recommend! Super massage

    July 21, 2021

    Jim, Sittingbourne

    Pam is very amiable and professional. She really put me at ease, as someone who hadn’t had a massage before. Excellent service, would recommend.

    July 18, 2021

    Mark, Maidstone

    Pam gave me a deep tissue full body massage after just moving home in Maidstone. She worked out all the knots, making sure the pressure was okay and I was comfortable. I would recommend Pam and book her again!

    June 21, 2021

    Sibongile, Swale

    I had a full body massage. The treatment was amazing. Very professional and client focused. Pam is a very good and caring therapist. Thank you Pam.

    June 12, 2021

    Charlotte, Kings Hill

    I had a full body Swedish massage, with focus on my problem areas of my back. Pam was amazing as always. So professional. Thank you!

    May 16, 2021

    Olawale, Swale

    Pam was AMAZING!, did a fantastic job working out tough tension spots in a way I didn’t even know was possible! The atmosphere was perfect and body feels incredibly rejuvenated. I will definitely be back.😊

    May 15, 2021

    Pat, Swale

    Enjoyed the facial,very professional and thorough. Thank you very much.

    December 23, 2020

    Leah, Maidstone

    Excellent service, excellent therapist who was very professional and friendly. I booked a full body Swedish massage and I must say it was the best massage experience I have ever had.

    November 3, 2020

    Bob, Swale

    The fact that Giana comes to your home and are healthy and safety conscious put me and my wife at ease when we booked our first treatment during this COVID-19 pandemic.The treatments and the experience overall was exceptional compared to all the other mobile massage therapists we have experienced before. Can’t wait for our next session!

    November 3, 2020

    Tina, Medway

    I had been feeling very low and depressed the past few months and I booked the Stress Relief warm body deluxe package . I must say I didn’t expect it to be that perfect like in the spa. It was amazing , with relaxing music and setting, I couldn’t have asked for more. The massage with warm shells and facial treatment just left me de-stressed, I felt confident and peaceful than I have been in months.

    November 3, 2020

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