Back massage therapist

Need a back massage therapist near me in Havering

Being a back massage therapist and doing back massage treatment generally is our bread and butter. We help our clients with their muscle pain day in, day out with our therapy on their damaged and tight muscles.

What is a back massage treatment?

It’s a kind of back massage that your therapist uses to help alleviate pain caused from tight muscles in your back, neck and shoulders. This may include a variety of techniques and pressure.

We could focus deep tissue massage on a spot or spots on your back/ body. Or as our therapists work on feel, they may decide that the perfect back massage treatment is something more general using gliding lighter pressure to ease tension over time.

It all depends on what you’re looking to get out of your session with your back massage therapist.

Here’s our quick guide:

*Chronic joint pain — we may use trigger point therapy to heal pain in your e.g. shoulder by pressing on the source of the problem at a different location to relieve the pain where you are feeling it. This can be surprising to experience pain in an area where you often don’t even know you have it.

*Lower back pain — often caused by tight gluteus maximus and your hip and often the type of massage treatment isn’t actually on your back, but your hamstrings in the back of your legs and buttocks (sacroiliac). This may include sciatica in which your sciatic nerve becomes trapped in tight muscles. Whilst this can be tender and sensitive, we may get away with deep pressure because we’re not working directly where you experience the pain. Your massage may therefore be more relaxing than you’re expecting.

*Stress or to relax — your back massage therapist will use their hands to smooth away knots in and around your spine with Swedish massage styles. We may use some deeper work in some areas where we find particular tension or adapt some stretching movements to help ease away tense spots and maximise how relaxed you feel.

*Localised swelling — particularly because of a healing syndrome post surgery or one of the common effects of limited mobility — we will us a gentle manual lymphatic massage treatment.

*Injuries caused from sports or other physical activities — it is common to pull a shoulder during e.g. training and you need to find a specialist back massage therapist who will adapt whatever treatment from their extensive massage experience to give you the best benefits.

*Pregnancy — many of our clients are pregnant, either in the early stages or their final trimester where their back is undergoing an inordinate amount of pressure. The aim may be to relax and prepare you for birth, or to release tightness in specific areas of your back, or over your entire back with strong slow massage strokes. Although this post is on back massage, we may also help you with wrist and pain in your thumbs from carpal tunnel.

Your back massage therapist in Gidea Park, Romford, Havering, is experienced in using their touch to define where your issues have started. They will track back to the source of the pain to give you the appropriate back massage treatment. We will check with you that the level of pressure we are suggesting and using is comfortable.

We won’t use deep tissue massages if we don’t think that they are the best for your health or condition.

This is because they are uncomfortable and there’s no point enduring a painful hour if there is no real benefit. Not many of our clients want a painful hour just for the sake of it!

Aftercare following your back massage treatment

We’ll always advise you on the different ways you can help yourself between sessions with stretches or other self care. And then of course, it’s always good to know about future prevention. We’re not like chiropractors who explain about you needing an excessive number of sessions in order to improve your condition. We want you to heal as fast as possible so that you recommend us to your friends. This is the lifeblood of our business.

One tip we’ll give you for free now because it applies to pretty much everyone who walks through our doors is that you need to drink enough water that your pee runs clear. This is because water is one of the key tools our body uses to flush away all the bad stuff that is stored. The water may be hot or cold, but please, drink it.

Water will also help your body heal from a strain. Or from the massage if you’ve had a deep tissue back massage treatment. It’s like the oil that maximises fluidity. We’re not wagging our fingers, but we want you to be better fast. It also helps avoid conditions in the future.

How to book a session with a specialist back massage therapist.

We have appointments 7 days a week. And they run from 7am to 10pm so we’re sure you’ll find some availability to suit your busy schedule. You can book online, you don’t need to worry about the massage styles. Just book a slot with our back massage therapist and when you arrive we’ll figure out what will give you the most lasting relief depending on your consultation form and our pre massage chat.

Book your treatment with your back massage therapist in Gidea Park, now.

Back massage deep tissue

Back massage deep tissue — how it helps your entire health.

If you’re looking for a back massage deep tissue is the best for eking out pain from tight knots in shoulders and your neck. Don’t get us wrong, there are all kinds of pressure that you can use during a back massage but deep tissue therapy breaks down chronic tension in your muscles by applying pressure. This targeted type of massage techniques by your therapist during your treatment is beneficial for your overall health, not just your back.

Here’s why.

When we work a muscle, we may look at that area of your body. But, all muscles are interconnected — think about your body as an elaborate domino set. If we apply treatment to conditions on your back during a massage, these will indirectly affect other areas.

For instance — if your neck is tight, you may suffer with headaches. If your jaw is tight, you may also have to deal with headaches. This is because your muscles connect.

For instance, if you have lower back pain, you’ll probably be standing dominant on one leg. This pushes your hip out of alignment. This will affect the curvature of your spine and create pain or tension in your opposite shoulder. It could also lead to pain in your knee and foot/ ankle at the opposite side to your dominant leg. This is how massage can help to improve conditions that you never even thought about.

When you have tense muscles and tissues, they contract. This causes blood flow to be compromised. When we loosen the muscle, your circulation then improves. There are many a study that proves the importance of how good blood flow in a person can not only improve our ability to heal from injury but also how these strokes mean that people feel the benefits in their overall health.

This is because blood carries many of the nutrients our body needs for overall wellbeing.

It doesn’t matter whether we release tension in your upper back with deep tissue massage, your shoulder, arm, hand, forearm or even your legs. What’s important is that we allow the blood to flow and then your body fixes itself as the tools it needs become available.

When looking for a back massage deep tissue is hugely beneficial.

As we’ve seen, working through the different layers of skin, fat, fascia and using our hands and elbows may be uncomfortable for the short term of your massages, but the benefits last longer than the hour you’re on the table.

If you’re looking to just escape stress and relax, then book in for a Swedish back massage which uses light motion on your back with minimal pressure from our thumbs!

But, if you’re looking for a remedial back massage deep tissue helps with all types of muscular sports injuries. Down to the strain of poor posterior posture or a more sedentary lifestyle such as sitting at a desk. Deep tissue back massage is one of our best complementary rehabilitation treatments for sore muscles, stiffness in individuals and to provide relief from lack of movement.

Our clients range from professional athletes to general gym goers and team participants, all the way to people who will avoid exercise sessions at all costs!

Our therapists can work with all of these physical (muscular) medical conditions within personally tailored massage sessions. We may start with a therapeutic deep tissue massage on your back, and then gradually as we work out a specific condition we’ll uncover some deeper underlying painful condition that is the actual cause of your discomfort.

Referred pain example

If you have a condition called ankylosing spondylitis, this is when the bones of your spine fuse (see image at top of page). For sure as this presses on your nerves and as your range of motion reduces, you’ll feel some pain in the area.

But, you could also suffer with pain in your chest for example. This is because your problems with movement mean that there is an inflammation of the connective tissue which sits between our patient’s ribs. You may also feel severe pain in your forearms.

This referred pain can alarm, who’d have thought that a massage gliding over a concentrated area could ease such seemingly unrelated conditions.

Professional massage touch is an important part of modern integrative healthcare. Massaging isn’t just an hour out from life anymore.

We’re not just looking to hurt you with a dig of our elbow (or knuckles and fingers), we’re looking for the effects of your sessions so we can have you leave pain free.

How will I feel after my back massage deep tissue?

You may feel some soreness and perhaps even some bruising as we’ve had to use deep pressure to break down adhesions. This is intended damage to prompt our internal natural healing response; you’ll feel it in the area we have worked, so for instance, if we have massaged your calf this is where you will feel tender.

You may also have what we call ‘healing response’. If you’ve received a deep tissue back massage, then when you move your back or shoulder for a few days, you’ll be reminded you’ve had a back neck and shoulder massage. But, often an effective massage will also release dormant toxins which our system then needs to eradicate. This is a bit like the improved blood circulation we talked about earlier.


Until our system has had the time to get these out they may reach localised areas of our body, for instance our head and give us a headache. We may feel cold as our body diverts energy to eradicate these toxins rather than keeping us warm which it doesn’t see as being vital for life at this point in time. The best medicine is water. It helps your body to flush out the waste that has been lying dormant and is now overloading us. Every bit of help we can give our body, the better and faster we will enjoy the relaxation that follows a good deep tissue back massage.

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