Capital Wellness Massage & Day Spa

Deep Tissue Massage

A Deep Tissue Massage is a type of whole-body massage that works to relax deep tissue. It’s ideal for those looking for the therapeutic benefits of firm pressure on the muscles, which helps with pain and improves a person’s range of motion. This massage also flushes toxins out of the system, relaxes the body, and allows for the release of deeply held patterns of tension in the muscles.

This type of massage is particularly effective for releasing chronic tension and tightness in areas such as the neck, shoulders, and lower back. Slow strokes are used to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue in the body. The techniques used during this relieving treatment all help to increase blood and lymph flow, so that muscles can once again operate at full capacity.

During a Deep Tissue Massage, the massage therapist may use their fingers, thumbs, forearms, and elbows to apply deep pressure to the muscles and connective tissues. Our therapists may also use techniques such as myofascial release and trigger point therapy to release tension and knots. This pressure may be uncomfortable at times, but it should not be painful.

Deep Tissue Massages can be particularly beneficial for athletes, people with chronic pain or injuries, and those who have undergone surgery or have limited mobility. It can help improve flexibility, reduce pain and inflammation, and promote overall relaxation and well-being.


A Deep Tissue Massage:
  • Profoundly relaxes the body.
  • Drains toxins.
  • Allows for the release of deeply held patterns of tension in the muscles.
  • Increases blood and lymph flow.
  • Restores the range of motion.
  • Breaks up scar tissue from injuries.
  • Reduces tension in muscles and tissue.

What to Expect from Capital Wellness Deep Tissue Massage in Gungahlin, Canberra

Before the massage, our therapists will provide a full consultation, asking you various questions about your health and lifestyle. This is to ensure the treatment is right for you and that we have a proper understanding of what your needs are.

You’ll be asked to remove your clothes and keep your underwear on. You will lie on the table face down and our massage therapists will cover you with towels to keep you warm.

At all times, our therapists will ensure your comfort and well-being during the massage, working with you to find the right level of pressure and intensity that is both effective and comfortable for you. We understand that each body is different, and we strive to create a personalized experience that will leave you feeling relaxed and with less muscular tension.

Take into consideration that a Deep Tissue Massage is meant to target the deeper layers of muscle tissue and tendons with firm force, which may not be a relaxing enough experience for some people. In those cases, we recommend a Swedish Massage instead.

What Is A Deep Tissue Massage Good For?

You can receive both physical and psychological benefits from Deep Tissue Massages, even though it focuses on treating muscle pain and stiffness. This massage technique is great for addressing:


  • Neck, shoulder, and back pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sciatica
  • Sprains and strains
  • Chronic pain
  • Muscle cramps and spasms
  • Joint pain and tightness

It’s important to note that a Deep Tissue Massage is not a substitute for medical treatment. It’s always best to consult with your doctor before trying any new form of therapy, especially if you have a medical condition.

After The Massage

After your Deep Tissue Massage, you’ll be allowed to dress in private. We will provide a hot towel for you to clean up and remove any residual oil or cream used for the massage.

For the final touch, we offer herbal tea and water so that you’re fully relaxed, hydrated, and ready to go back to your activities.

Massages, in general, promote detoxification, boost circulation, and provide an overall sense of relaxation. Depending on the type of massage you receive, you may even feel some soreness and tenderness, which is completely normal a few days after the massage. Be sure to always follow any instructions or advice provided by your massage therapist.

After a Deep Tissue Massage, it is important to drink plenty of water and rest to allow your body to recover and fully benefit from the treatment.

Here are a few things you can do to maximise the benefits of your massage:

  • Stay hydrated.
  • Rest for at least 24 hours so your muscles have time to repair. If you have to stay on the go, be sure to take it easy and avoid any over-exertion.
  • Do some light stretching.
  • If you’re sore, you can take a cold shower or a warm bath with Epsom salts. Avoid hot water as that can increase inflammation.
  • Have a light snack and skip heavy meals.
  • Plan ahead so you can focus on relaxing for the rest of the day.
  • Listen to your body. If you experience any severe discomfort or pain after the massage, contact your massage therapist or healthcare provider.


Massage therapy is generally safe and effective, but there are moments when it’s not safe for a person to receive certain therapeutic massage techniques. In some cases, our massage therapists can still provide the massage by modifying the treatment based on your condition or by avoiding any affected areas of the body.

Several conditions could respond adversely to a massage, including

  • Infections
  • Contagious conditions, whether viral or parasitic
  • Inflammation/swelling from an injury
  • Recent surgery or fractures
  • Skin conditions such as burns, blisters, rashes, or severe sunburns
  • Nausea or dizziness
  • Cancer
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • High blood pressure
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs


  • 30 minutes $66
  • 45 minutes $85
  • 60 minutes $110
  • 90 minutes $165
  • 120 minutes $199

Book your appointment today and experience relief with our Deep Tissue Massage.

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