Getting a regular deep tissue rubdown can help to reduce your blood pressure and lower your heart rate. OK, it doesn't mean we can have a second helping of Ben & Jerry's, but every little helps. The therapist tends to go a bit harder than usual so get ready for extra pressure.
4 health boosting benefits of deep tissue massage
In our book, deep tissue massage should be up there with goji berries, kale and avocado when it comes to health benefits. And talking of books, we could literally write one about the perks of this therapy. It works the muscles deep down inside your body – those ones you never knew you had – so can actively help to heal aches and pains. On second thoughts, our diaries are pretty full so we’ll park the book writing for now – but here’s a quick summary.