Deep Tissue Massage Southampton

Are you in need of a Deep Tissue Massage in Southampton? YOU Massage Therapy give great Deep Tissue for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

A Firm, Remedial, Accurate, Targeted, Awesome, Deep Tissue Massage in Southampton


The Deep Tissue Massage we offer here at our Southampton Massage Studio (Hampshire) is unique, tailored to your needs. Our Therapists are experts at combining an abundance of techniques to relieve and dispose of uncomfortable Muscular Tension during this form of massage.

Ideal for relieving the source of your tension, whether it is caused by Sports, Posture, Stress, Injury or Muscle Gain. A Deep Tissue Massage will gradually, layer by layer, break down knots, soften crunchy shoulders, strengthen and lengthen tired or overworked muscles and leave you feeling revitalized, at ease and with a freer posture. There’s loads more info below and throughout the site on our Southampton Deep Tissue Massage, it’s kindof our speciality and we’re pretty proud of it! 

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

The Deep Tissue Massage in our Southampton Massage Studio will help relieve tension deep within the muscles. Tense muscles can restrict oxygen and nutrients and lead to swelling and a build up of toxins. Deep Tissue Massage drains excess fluid and encourages the blood and lymph to circulate effectively by releasing hard tension caused by tightened and knotted muscles fibres, ligaments or tendons and a build up of fascia, the connective tissue that can gather and tighten around tense areas.

It is particularly important to ensure you drink plenty of water after a Deep Tissue Massage, you may also be advised to do some stretches to help correct any postural problems. Deep Tissue Massage is also effective at lengthening ‘short muscles’, often represented as tight hamstrings or pectorals which can be the cause of further postural problems. Not only can Deep Tissue Massage offer instant relief, some people comment on feeling ‘lighter’ and ‘free-er’, relieving symptoms of pain, poor posture, lack of mobility, tightness in the muscles and stress. It is both corrective and relaxing.


When Deep Tissue Massage is not advised

If you have any of the health conditions in the list below, Deep Tissue Massage is not appropriate. Feel free to contact us for more information on why.


Do not proceed with Deep Tissue Massage if you have:


Heart Disease; Rheumatoid Arthritis (Osteoarthritis is OK); Inflammatory Spinal Conditions such as Spondylitis; Severe Respiratory Disorders; Cerebral Palsy; Diabetes; Epilepsy; Very High Blood Pressure; Recent Injury such as Whiplash or tear; or if you are Pregnant.


We will normally offer a much gentler form of Massage Therapy as an alternative for you, there are some conditions where even gentle massage may not be suitable, click here to read about more serious contra-indications.



If this is your first visit to the YOU Massage studio, you will be guided through a new client consultation, so we have your health and well-being history for therapist reference. You will be asked about areas of pain and discomfort and the history of such, this will assure the therapist is working to your needs.


Deep Tissue Massage is typically a lot stronger than other types of massage, there can be discomfort as the therapists work the tense areas, but it can feel enormously satisfying and you will feel much better in a day or two once your body has healed new and more relaxed. The massage works by slowly penetrating layers of muscle and tissue, to reach and relieve Deep Muscular Tension, quite often the cause of chronic pain, poor posture or restricted mobility. Expect a firm, precise Massage with stretching and soothing for the most effective Deep Tissue Massage around and long term relief from Pain and Tension! gradually working Deeper to work away ‘surface tension’ and reach the ‘knots’ or adhesions that lie beneath, often in the back, neck, shoulders, legs, pecs and glutes.


After checking your discomfort and comfort levels, your Massage Therapist will start by warming your muscles using Swedish Massage, they may ask you to perform some movements in order to trace the pattern of tension throughout the body down the trains of fascia and locate ‘problem areas’. Then they will work the areas in order to release them, working gradually deeper and firmer to release deep muscular tension.


No two deep tissue massages are the same, and we encourage you to try different therapists during your relationship with us, but a great relationship with a therapist who knows your body will go so far. Do let them know how you are finding the pressure and they will work with you for optimum comfort. The YOU Massage Southampton Therapists are all qualified in Holistic and Remedial techniques; they each have their own proven Deep Tissue Massage methods with origins of Acupressure, Osteopathy, Thai Massage, Sports Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Myofascial Release, Physiotherapy, Holistic Massage, Swedish Massage and Lymph Drainage Massage.


A quality massage, our most popular treatment, you will not be disappointed, as is so often the case with other deep tissue massages.

Bamboo Massage also available with selected therapists, go one step deeper! Read more on Bamboo Massage >

Deep Tissue Massage £1 a Minute
£45 for 45 min (Senior Therapist £49.50)
£75 for 75 min (Senior Therapist £82.50)
£90 for 90 min (Senior Therapist £99)

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This Treatment can also be performed by an Advanced Practitioners
£52 for 45 min (Double, 90 min appts are Available)


Please note, a consultation is required on your first visit for any treatment; necessary to get a good understanding of you and tailor the treatment around your needs.

New client consultation forms will be emailed to you and we require form completion and pre-payment is required prior to appointments being confirmed.