Videos - Remedial + Deep Tissue Massage

Release of muscle tightness, relaxation of body systems

Deep tissue back massage

Relaxing the deep multifidi back muscles that attach to the spine, these small muscles can bring instant relief to a tight feeling back. Very beneficial for people who sit for long periods of time at their desk or in the car. It often goes unnoticed how long we actually remain static and with limited movement of our body structures. This can create a lot of tension in our body system as our bodies are created to be in motion. Our body systems are set out to work in wonderful synchronicity and the well-functioning of the one will have positive effect on the others. The same goes the other way around, if the function of a body system is tight and blocked then this will in turn impact on the other body systems.

Relaxation of the muscular system

This can be achieved by applying pressure, friction, kneading and various techniques. In co-ordination with the breath, we stimulate blood circulation and oxygen levels in the body increase. The dilated blood vessels increase body heat, the muscles warm up, relax and lengthen. With tension and toxins being carried away from the body, a feeling of overall calm, a feeling of ease, warmth and wellness  now permeates the body.

The Quadratus Lumborum

Lower back pain can have a lot of different causes. The Quadratus Lumborum muscle is always a good point to check for tension. A rather deep lying muscle on the left and right side of the body,  it attaches to the Posterior Sacro Iliac Spine and to the last rib of the rib cage. It is a pelvis stabilizer and tension and tightness in this muscle can cause the pelvis to become unbalanced and cause discomfort and pain in the lower back area. If this muscle is tight it will not be working correctly (short muscles cannot do the job they are meant to do). Therefore, walking or standing or even getting out of bed in the mornings can cause pain. As it attaches to the ribs, even sneezing or coughing can cause pain. We often see Quadratus Lumborum muscles being culprits for chronic and lasting back pain.