30 minute treatment
£30 (50% booking deposit required. 50% balance due post-treatment)
What is a Deep Tissue (Sports) Massage?
If you’re stressed, tense or injured, our experienced massage therapist will use a firm to deep pressure to target the deeper structures of your muscles, to make you feel better.
How does a Deep Tissue (Sports) Massage work?
This is a powerful massage designed to alleviate deep-seated tension and muscular stress. Our therapist will use aromatherapy oils and direct pressure to relax the top layer of muscle, in order to reach deeper layers of the muscle tissue.
Your therapist will start the massage using a combination of techniques at a lighter pressure to warm up the muscles where tension has been identified. Then they will use their fingertips, hands, elbows and forearms to deliver a combination of deep gliding pressure and friction techniques to physically break down muscle knots or rigid tissue. You may be asked to breathe deeply as the therapist works on tense areas.
After the massage, you may experience some stiffness, soreness or light bruising.
Drinking water after this treatment is particular important, to flush out the metabolic waste from the tissues.
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Save 15% on products in our natural skincare shop for the 1 hour after your treatment.
Important: Due to the current guidelines surrounding the Beauty & Wellness Industry, we cannot provide treatments for people who are identified as clinically extremely vulnerable or anyone clinically vulnerable. This includes anyone over the age of 70, pregnant women or anyone who usually needs a flu jab for underlying medical conditions. Please refer to www.gov.uk for further information.
Deep Tissue Massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as muscle pain, injury rehabilitation, and the following conditions:
- Low back pain
- Limited mobility
- Postural problems
- Muscle tension
- Upper back or neck pain
Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment start time.
Due to the current Healthy & Safety guidelines, we cannot currently provide a pre-treatment waiting area for The Lagoon.
On arrival at Southsea Bathing Hut, you will be greeted by our friendly team. You will be provided with hand sanitiser and we will check your temperature using a digital, contactless thermometer.
You will then be guided through to The Lagoon Treatment Room. If it is your first time at The Lagoon you’ll be asked to complete a pre-treatment client questionnaire online when you book your appointment. So there will be no paperwork to complete during your actual treatment visit.
Our skilled therapist will ask some questions to establish your needs. This will help to identify any areas of your body which may require more focus and release during your treatment. They will further tailor your treatment by selecting an essential oil blend to suit your needs.
Your therapist will give you time to undress privately and lie down on our massage table, where you may cover yourself with towels. You will not be completely exposed at any point during your treatment.
You will begin on your stomach and turn over at the halfway point.
Avoid eating a heavy meal or drinking alcohol prior to the treatment.
Please ensure you arrive wearing your mask or face covering, as this is mandatory in all enclosed spaces from 24th July.
Please only bring essential belongings and leave valuables at home.
Post-treatment balance payments can only be made by Visa/Debit/Credit Card or Southsea Bathing Hut Gift Card.
This treatment involves massage oils being massaged directly into the scalp and hairline. We, therefore, recommend bringing a hairbrush and hair tie (as necessary) for use after your treatment. We have mirrors hanging in The Lagoon for your convenience.
The 30 minute treatment time is the actual time our Natural Skincare & Wellbeing Therapist will be performing your treatment.
Please allow an additional 5-10 minutes following your treatment to dress and receive any after-care advice.
Add Hot Stone or Infrared Light Therapy to this treatment for a small additional fee (£5).
Hot Stone Therapy is a specialist massage that uses smooth, flat, heated basalt positioned in the palms of the therapist's hands, working along the spine, legs and between the toes. The stones warm and relax your muscles, allowing a deeper pressure to be applied during your massage.
Infrared Therapy involves an infrared lamp being placed over the body for up to 20 minutes during your treatment. It prompts the release of nitric oxide in the body, which enhances blood flow. This brings oxygen and nutrients to injured, aching tissues, resulting in fast relief from pain and inflammation.
Due to the current guidelines surrounding the Beauty & Wellness Industry, we cannot provide treatments for people who are identified as clinically extremely vulnerable or anyone clinically vulnerable.
This includes anyone over the age of 70, pregnant women or anyone who usually needs a flu jab for underlying medical conditions. Please refer to www.gov.uk for further information or click here.
Massage therapy is not recommended for anyone who has high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, varicose veins, migraines, rheumatoid arthritis, decreased pain sensitivity, recent wounds, areas of weakened or inflamed skin, tumours or metal implants, or who has recently undergone chemotherapy, radiation or surgery, or is on medication that thins the blood.
If you have a serious medical condition you need to provide Southsea Bathing Hut with a letter from your doctor or practitioner confirming that the treatment is suitable for you.
Deep Tissue Massage is a medium to hard pressure treatment. If you would prefer a lighter pressure massage treatment, you may be interested to read about our Swedish Massage here.
Deep Tissue Massage is not recommended for people with blood clots (e.g. thrombophlebitis or deep vein thrombosis) or those at risk of forming blood clots, due to the risk that they may become dislodged. This also applies to anyone who has had recent surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or any other medical procedure.
If you suffer from osteoporosis, or any condition which may have weakened the bones, it is also advisable to avoid the deeper pressure of this type of massage.
Deep Tissue Massage should be avoided during pregnancy.
Massage cannot be performed directly over bruises, inflamed or infected skin, skin rashes, unhealed or open wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, fragile bones, or areas of recent fractures.
The following Terms and Conditions have been implemented with your convenience and satisfaction in mind.
- Arriving late may eat into treatment time.
- In accordance with government guidance, we respectfully request that you arrive to your appointment wearing a face mask or covering. This is mandatory for all shop spaces from 24th July 2020. The government have confirmed that face coverings do not need to be worn by the public in spa or beauty settings. These settings already have extensive protective measures in place including hand washing and visors. Therefore, clients can decide WHETHER they would like to remove their mask on entry to The Lagoon OR continue to wear face coverings during their treatment.
If you are feeling unwell or are required to self-isolate, please notify us as soon as possible on 023 9229 3322 or email email@example.com. We will promptly release your appointment slot for public booking. We will reschedule your appointment to an alternative date and time within 30 days of the original booking in order for you to not lose your deposit. Rescheduled appointments which need to be cancelled or changed beyond this 30 day period, due to serious illness or force majeure, will be rebooked at discretion of the SBH management for a date within 1 calendar year from the original booking. Otherwise, all deposits are lost
- Clients who no-show at their appointment lose their deposit or one treatment from their course/package or gift voucher if that's the method of payment
- By booking a treatment at The Lagoon, you agree to accept hand sanitiser and have your temperature checked, via contactless digital thermometer, on arrival. If your temperature exceeds 38°C (100.4°F), we will have to refuse to proceed with your treatment and reschedule your appointment for another date
Please arrive no more than 5 minutes before your treatment time as we currently have no waiting area for The Lagoon
A 50% deposit must be paid for all bookings.
We encourage all our clients not to bring expensive personal belongings to The Lagoon at Southsea Bathing Hut as we take no responsibility for your items.
Please arrive at your appointment alone. We are sorry that friends, family members, carers, children or pets cannot be allowed to wait at The Lagoon or anywhere within Southsea Bathing Hut unattended whilst you are in the treatment room.
- We are currently only able to accept post-treatment balance payments by credit/debit/visa card. We cannot accept cash payments.
Further Terms and Conditions for The Lagoon at Southsea Bathing Hut can be found here.