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Deep Connective Tissue Massage

This massage is a deep slow soothing massage. It is very relaxing and will help get rid of all your stress and tension. If you're unsure as to which massage you really want. This massage is always a good option, because it is so rewarding, no matter what the need.

This is a great massage for sports people to have on a regular basis, because it resolves adhesions in the connective tissue layers, and improves mobility. It also reduces scar tissue that might be present in the muscles from previous injuries.

Because I use an oil specially mixed to aid the relaxing effect of the massage. The nature of this massage requires bare skin, particularly for those long soothing strokes. It would follow then, that any part of the body being massaged needs to be undressed. Areas that are not being massaged at the time can be kept covered with a towel to keep you warm in winter or to preserve your modesty. Care will be taken not to expose any private areas of the body.

Benefits of regular deep connective tissue massage:

-Reduced blood pressure
-Improved mobility.
-Better muscle balance.
-Reduced cellulite.
-Improved circulation.
-Improved lymphatic return.
-Improved sleep patterns.
It is also very relaxing and stress reducing.

This massage is a deep slow soothing massage. It is very relaxing and will help get rid of all your stress and tension. If you're unsure of which massage you really want. This massage is always a good one to go for, because it is so rewarding.

Deep connective tissue massage routines:

Back & Shoulders
Back, Shoulders, Legs & Bum
Full body Massage

I can also use this type of massage as the basis of the Super Smooth Massage.
Or I can also adjust the routine for you to meet your particular needs.

A little more detail about connective tissue

The whole body is really made up of connective tissue, but in muscles it wraps around muscle fibres to form muscle sheaths, which extend to form tendons to connect to bones. Similar connective tissue also wraps around the whole body and limbs, forming fascial layers, keeping everything in place, including muscle tissue, fatty tissue and body organs.

These connective tissue layers, are much like a loosely woven fabric, with many layers that cross over each other. In most cases the layers are supposed to slide over each other, to allow for movement. But, with dehydration, a lack of physical activity, or stretching, poor nutrition, toxic build up, smoking, etc. these layers tend to stick together, thicken and harden.

It is these layers connective tissue sticking together that cause some problems. Some of these problems include a lack of mobility in certain limbs, muscle imbalances, and cellulite (when connective tissue layers that are so hardened and stuck, they form a kind of a net that fatty tissue pokes through).

Properties of connective tissue are, that it is essentially a liquid that has properties that make it become more liquid with slow pressure and heat, and become more solid with sudden pressure, or cold. This property is called "thixotropic".

As well as leaving you feeling relaxed and stress free, a DCT massage can also leave you feeling drugged because of toxins and wastes being removed from the muscles and connective tissue, particularly if you are having this massage for the first time. If you are a smoker, it is very likely that you may even develop a head ache after your first DCT massage because of the "detox" effect.

So, deep connective tissue massage is slow and deep. This is not nearly as painful as it might sound, and is really, very relaxing.

Should you wish to contact me, Craig Botha,
or dial 082 812 9721

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C.Botha, Therapeutic Massage Therapist
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