Process Therapy – Deep Tissue & Sports Massage

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Deep Tissue and Sports Massage in Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside


We are lucky enough to regularly have Matt Olson of Process Therapy down taking care of all our sports therapy and sports massage needs. Matt has done great work with allot of our members both with pre-habilitation and rehabilitation, we can’t recommend his work highly enough.


What is Deep Tissue and Sports Massage?


Deep tissue and sports massage is a form of massage therapy that works into the sub-layers and fascia (connective tissue surrounding muscles). It works into the deeper layers of the tissue realigning muscles. It is of great use for chronic aches and pains that might come from previous injury or poor posture such as sitting at a desk.


How Does It Work?


Over time adhesions can form as a result of chronic muscle tension or injury in tendons, ligaments and muscles. This adhesion can cause several problems such as disrupted circulation, reduced range of motion, inflammation and pain.

Deep Tissue Massage works by breaking down these adhesions in order to restore normal range of motion and reduce pain. This is done by applying firm, concentrated pressure in order to reach the deeper tissue. For this to work best muscles should be as relaxed as possible in order for the deeper musculature to be reached.


Does Deep Tissue Massage Hurt?


Most people will find there is some discomfort during the session. This will be discussed throughout the session in order to not exceed what is within your comfort range and isolate effected areas.


There can be muscle soreness the following day to a sports massage, similar to that following rigorous exercise. Advice for this will be given through the session along with any recommended stretches or movements for rehabilitation.




Benefits of Deep Tissue and Sports Massage


Deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as chronic muscle pain, injury rehabilitation, and the following conditions:

  • Chronic pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Limited mobility
  • Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Postural problems
  • Muscle tension in the hamstrings, glutes, IT band, legs, quadriceps, rhomboids, upper back
  • Sciatica
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Muscle tension or spasm
  • After a workout or bodybuilding


Process Therapy Services offered are:


Sports Therapy

Sports Massage

Fitness training programmes

Preparation for sports training and competition

Recovery from sport and competition

Fitness evaluation and monitoring

Postural, biomechanical and gait assessment

Kinesiology taping

Injury prevention

Trigger point therapy

Injury treatment and rehabilitation

Myofascial release

Nutritional advice

Relaxation and well-being.

The treatments on offer are not exclusively for sports oriented clients with some of the most profound results being experienced by non-athletes.


How do I get in touch?


If you want to book in with Matt drop us a message or contact him direct on his mobile 07876232829 or through

He is also based over in Liverpool and you’ll be able to find him at and

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