Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage for Men and Women

Both men and women are welcome for a Swedish Massage or Deep Tissue Massage treatment.

Massage FAQs

How much is a Swedish Massage or Deep Tissue Massage?

1 hour massage: £85
90 minute massage: £120
2 hour massage: £150

Please Contact Us for more details.

The Daniel Beauty Difference

You will be treated while lying on the most luxurious and comfortable massage table that we have been able to find. It is electrically-operated; it not only moves up and down but we can also move the "head end" upwards and the "feet end" down.

To keep you warm, the massage table is covered with an electric blanket and we will also cover you with a heavy towel of the finest Egyptian cotton.

The massage table has an easily-cleaned, heavily-padded surface and a face hole that allows you to breathe easily while you are lying face down. We also use an orthopedic pillow to correct the position of your body.

When you come for an hour's massage, that is exactly what you get: a whole hour of treatment. The massage usually begins with a few Shiatsu Massage pressure points on your back and shoulders, followed by the Swedish Massage treatment (outlined below) and then a short Indian head massage to complete the treatment.

If you visit some therapists, saunas or salons your hour's massage treatment will include 5 minutes at the start for getting undressed and onto the massage table, then another 5 or 10 minutes at the end for you to lie there quietly, come back into the real world and get dressed. Not so with us.

Your appointment consists of a whole hour of massage therapy. So please allow longer than an hour for your appointment, especially if it is your first time when we will ask you to complete a health questionnaire.

What is Swedish Massage?

Swedish Massage uses several styles of long, flowing strokes. The basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping) and friction (cross fiber).

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

Many different types of oils can be used during the massage. Our personal preference is to use grape seed oil as there is no chance that you will be allergic to it. The oil used in Swedish massage could stain your clothes when you put them back on, so you should wear something old.

Please tell us if you have any medical conditions before making an appointment. We will ask you to fill out a short questionnaire before the massage, to make sure you donít have any condition which means that we canít treat you.

It's also best to avoid heavy meals and alcohol several hours before your massage. Your massage will last an hour, but please ask if you would like a longer treatment.

All massages can leave you feeling thirsty and needing to go to the toilet more than usual - this is because it's got your lymph circulation going and your body is flushing out toxins.

We will give you a glass of water afterwards and allow you to relax (or sleep a while) as you drift back into the real world.

What is a Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep Tissue Massage is very similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. We will focus on the deepest layers of muscle tissue and tendons.

The Benefits of Swedish Massage or Deep Tissue Massage

Besides the calming benefits, Swedish Massage is thought to be good for:

  • Stress Relief
  • Easing muscular strain by flushing out toxins
  • Improving circulation by increasing oxygen flow in the blood
  • Helping to keep ligaments and tendons supple
  • Stimulating the nervous system

The Origins of Swedish Massage

Massage is the oldest form of therapy known to man. The actual term massage is derived from the Arabic word Mas'h - meaning to knead and to press softly. The first descriptions of massage can be traced back to 3000BC, where it's use was documented by the chinese to encourage mind, body and spirit.

Massage has diverse and multi-cultural roots, with documentations evident throughout ancient China, India, Greece, Persia, Egypt, Japan and Native American cultures. Swedish Massage or holistic (whole of body) massage is the type of massage with which you will be most familiar.

Swedish Massage started to become popular in the United States in the mid 1800s. Itís based on the techniques of Per Henrik Ling, a Swedish physiologist, who uncovered and developed massage techniques whilst he was travelling through China.

Ling is responsible for introducing the terminology which we associate with massage, and the methods practiced in the western world today. Ironically, the term Swedish Massage is not really known in Sweden. The Swedes call it a classic massage.

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Massage FAQs

Sports Massage

It doesn't matter if you sit at a desk all day or play sport at a high level, if you strain a muscle, the nature of the damage to tissues is the same.

The Sports or Deep Tissue massage techniques have been developed
to give you a deep and invigorating massage treatment.

Sports Massage

Indian Head Massage

Indian head massage is an ancient treatment that has been
practised in India for hundreds years.

Energy lines on and around the head are stimulated to reduce
tension and blocked energies and to assist the body to normalise
its ability to function.

Indian head massage

Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu seeks to re-establish vital energy in the body.

This ancient treatment believes the body is covered with
essential lines called meridians along which energy flows.

When energy is blocked, it causes pain, dysfunction and fatigue.

Shiatsu Massage