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Deep Tissue Massage

A strong treatment targeting day-to-day aches and chronic pain.

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Getting a massage has never been easier.

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Book in seconds on our website or app for a same-day service or schedule in advance.

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A fully qualified Mobile Massage Therapist comes to your doorstep with massage table, towels, oils.

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Deep Tissue Massage Packages

60min

From $119

Ideal for discomfort and tension.

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90min

From $169

Ideal for stubborn, stiff muscles.

Book 90min

120min

From $219

Ideal for chronic pain and injury.

Book 120min

Pricing includes travel, massage table, towels/sheets, oil, music and professional full body massage, and may vary depending on location type and hour of day.

What is a deep tissue massage? 

A deep tissue massage is designed to reduce pain through breaking up any scar tissue and breaking down any muscle adhesions (muscle-knots) by applying heavy pressure to areas of pain and injury. 

The pressure releases blood toxins within the body, allowing for the body to heal quickly and muscle growth to improve.

A deep tissue massage is great for individuals who participate in intense exercise, have a muscle injury (a strain or tear) or who have a chronic pain condition such as consistent upper or lower back pain. 

How is deep tissue massage performed? 

Deep tissue massage targets pain through using rhythmic and flowing strokes to apply pressure to muscles throughout the body. Deep tissue massage is often compared to Swedish massage and Remedial massage, however, deeper pressure is applied to provide more effective pain relief.

A deep tissue massage is a massage that encompasses all areas of the body, but aims to target areas of concern, including neck pain, shoulder pain and lower back pain. 

Dangers of deep tissue massage: 

There is some level of discomfort when receiving a deep tissue massage because pressure is applied to areas that are already scarred or in pain. However, deep tissue massage is NOT a painful treatment and NOT considered a dangerous treatment.

There are certain conditions that make receiving a deep tissue massage risky, such as a history of thrombosis.

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Benefits of a deep tissue massage 

  • Release muscle tension
  • Relieves pain and muscle stiffness 
  • Enhance recovery from intense exercise 
  • Reduces stress and tension
  • Improves blood pressure
  • Decrease anxiety and depression
  • Restores range of motion
  • Improves circulation
  • Provides relief for those who have chronic pain

Who should get a deep tissue massage? What type of massage should I get?

  • Anyone that has deep muscle tension or stiffness
  • Individuals who engage in intense or highly physical activities 
  • Those with an injury 
  • Those with chronic pain conditions: fibromyalgia, chronic lower back pain, sciatica, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis 
  • Those with high blood pressure
  • Those who are pregnant (also check pregnancy massage) and experiencing back or pelvic pain

Our customers love Blys

#1 Rated Deep Tissue Massage In Australia

Melanie RumlerMelbourne, Deep Tissue Massage

“Exceptional ! You can always tell when someone loves what they do and they are passionate as it comes through in their treatment. Highly recommend to Irene exceptional technique and great mix of pressure. I think if you like a lighter massage or a really good deep tissue you can’t go wrong.”

Sharon VerseBrisbane, Deep Tissue Massage

“Thank you so much Shiyung The deep tissue was what I needed, you found the sore spots and it really helped relax the muscles. Already booked again Thanks”

Meg ParkerPerth, Deep tissue massage

“Amazing deep tissue massage and Jamine had a great set up with her”

Bernice BeaucaineMelbourne, Deep tissue remedial massage

“Amazing! Professional, on time and the massage was one of the best I've had. I highly recommend Meng to anyone looking for a massage, she is very accommodating and the spectrum of pressure she has is great. I, have booked Meng for a relaxation massage but also a deep tissue remedial massage and both have been fantastic.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Got a few questions?

What does a deep tissue massage do?

A deep tissue massage aims to relieve muscle pain and tension by targeting areas within the body that have tissue-scarring and muscle adhesions (muscle knots). A deep tissue massage is good for enhancing recovery after intense exercise and managing chronic pain.

How painful is a deep tissue massage?

Deep tissue massage is not considered painful. However, It is common to feel discomfort during a deep tissue massage, as this treatment applies deep pressure areas of the body that have scarring or knots.

If you have any concerns regarding pain during or after your appointment, you should speak to your massage therapist during your consultation.

What should I expect after a deep tissue massage?

After a deep tissue massage, you may feel some discomfort for a couple of days after your appointment, as your muscles properly heal. There may be stiffness or soreness in your muscles, but it is not a painful recovery process.

What is the difference between a massage and a deep tissue massage?

Because the purpose of a deep tissue massage is to target the deep tissues within the body, a higher amount of pressure must be applied than a ‘regular’ massage (swedish, remedial or otherwise), meaning that there is a difference in deep tissue massage technique.

What happens when you get a deep tissue massage?

In a deep tissue massage, your massage therapist will use flowing strokes and deep pressure throughout your whole body, including any areas of concern. Within your body, these techniques will break up scar tissue and break down any knots in your muscles.

Why is deep tissue massage so painful?

Due to the amount of pressure applied in a deep tissue massage, a level of discomfort is common. However, deep tissue massage should not be an overly painful treatment. If you have any concerns regarding pain during or after your appointment, you should speak to your massage therapist during your consultation.

How do you do a full body deep tissue massage?

Deep tissue massage targets pain through using rhythmic and flowing strokes to apply pressure to muscles throughout the body. A deep tissue massage encompasses all areas of the body, but aims to target areas of concern, including neck pain, shoulder pain and lower back pain.

How often should you get deep tissue massage?

Depending on your reason for a deep tissue massage, the regularity of your appointments may differ.

For those that have chronic pain or engage is highly intense exercise everyday, you can get a deep tissue massage daily.

For others, a few times a week or a few times a month may be enough to relieve pain and muscle tension.

Is it worth getting a deep tissue massage?

If you experience any daily muscle tensions or aches, it is worth getting a deep tissue massage to relieve pain and allow for your body to properly heal.

Can a deep tissue massage cause damage?

The pressure required in a deep tissue massage may stimulate old wounds, which is why some discomfort may be felt. Deep tissue massage does not cause damage, but rather, enhances recovery to already existing muscle scarring and damage.

Which massage is better Swedish or deep tissue?

The answer is neither! Depending on what kind of treatment you are looking for, both swedish massage and deep tissue is effective at providing pain relief, reducing muscle tension and getting that massage after-glow.

Is deep tissue massage worth the pain?

While deep tissue massage is not considered painful (although there may be some level of discomfort), this massage type is proven to enhance recovery after intense exercise, relieve chronic pain and provide

Can you do too much deep tissue massage?

Yes, you can do too much deep tissue massage.

There is always a limit for your own body when it comes to massage. Depending on your needs, deep tissue massage can be performed daily, weekly or monthly, but listening to your body is important to understand when you need a break.

Talking to your massage therapist during your consultation about your areas of concern is helpful to understand how regular your appointments should be.

Are there long-term benefits of deep tissue massage?

Recieving regular deep tissue massages can have long-term benefits such as:
– improved blood pressure and heart rate
– improved posture
– increased range of motion
– increased energy levels
– reduced fatigue
– a stronger immune system
– improved sleep

Are deep tissue massages good for muscle growth?

Deep tissue massages are great for muscle growth! Because deep tissue massage breaks down, areas of scarred tissue and muscle adhesion, the body is able to recover quickly for you to be able to start to build up muscle again. Through improved circulation and blood pressure levels, your body will be able to respond better to exercise, meaning that muscle growth is enhanced.

What should you not do after a deep tissue massage?

After a Deep Tissue Massage, DO NOT:

Take a shower immediately:

Having a hot shower straight after a deep tissue massage will cause your blood to flow to areas that have had pressure applied to them, meaning that your muscles may become inflamed.

Not drink any water:

Because massage is a de-toxifying treatment, meaning that toxins are released within the body, to expel those toxins requires lots of work from your kidneys, and of course lots of water.


Drink coffee, alcohol or fizzy drinks:

This may cause further dehydration and make your kidneys work harder to expel those blood toxins from the body.

Do intense exercise or activity:

Of course, doing more exercise on top of muscles that have just been massaged and de-stressed will make your muscles seize up or cramp. You are also more likely to re-injure yourself as your muscles are quite loose.

How long should you rest after a deep tissue massage?

You should rest up to 24 hours after a deep tissue massage. It is recommended that you do not engage in high intensity activities or any exercise during this time period.

How long does it take to recover from a deep tissue massage?

It takes 24 hours to recover from a deep tissue massage. Your muscles may feel tender for a couple of days so any exercise should be avoided to prevent further injury.

Why do deep tissue massages make you sick?

Deep tissue massages sometimes result in experiencing nausea. During a deep tissue massage, blood toxins are released within the body, and are expelled through the kidneys. This can result in feeling nauseous as

How long do deep tissue massages last?

At Blys, we offer three different lengths of time for deep tissue massage, 60, 90 or 120 minutes. Choosing the right length is dependent on the need for more or less in-depth massage.

What is considered a deep tissue massage?

A deep tissue massage is an in-depth assessment of the body in which a massage therapist will apply deep pressure to areas of pain or injury. Deep tissue massage involves flowing, rhythmic strokes that break up scarred tissue and break down muscle adhesions.

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Swedish Relaxation

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Remedial Massage

A strong treatment targeting aches. Perfect for back pain.

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Sports Massage

Designed for performance & recovery. Perfect before or after a work-out.

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Pregnancy Massage

Excellent way to defeat stress and discomfort during pregnancy.

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Corporate Massage 

De-stress in the workplace with a chair, desk or table massage. 

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Couples Massage

Wind down with a companion – simultaneously with two therapists, or back-to-back with one.

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Group Booking

Seated massages with one or more therapists. Perfect for corporate events or offices.

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A gentle massage that works to effectively move fluid around the body by using light and rhythmic hand movements that stimulate the lymph nodes.

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