Massage therapy in Tallinn
Deep tissue and orthopedic massage
The primary goal of deep tissue massage is less about general relaxation and
more about reducing pain and stiffness in the body, improving posture and
flexibility by releasing chronically tight and shortened muscles and fascia.
This is accomplished by applying a combination of slow compressive and
lenghtening strokes to the involved musculature.
Additionally to hands, therapist may use fingertips, knuckles, forearms and
elbows during the deep tissue work. Some of the same strokes are used as in
classical (Swedish) massage, but the movement is slower and the pressure is
deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain. So it works also with the
deeper muscles. Because of that people usually feel deep tissue massage much
Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension and stiffness in the
muscles and the connective tissue. It is particularly recommended for
individuals who experience chronic pain, limited mobility, postural problems,
are involved in heavy physical activity and clients who have sports injuries or
any other kind of sustained physical injuries.
When there is chronic hypertonicity or injury, there are usually adhesions
(rigid, fibrotic tissue) within or between muscles and other soft tissue
structures. Adhesions can cause decreased muscle function, limited movement and
pain. Deep tissue techniques works by mechanically softening up and breaking
down these adhesions to relieve pain, improve muscle function and restore
normal movement. To do this, the therapist may also use direct deep pressure or
friction applied across the fibers of the muscles, tendons or ligaments.
Clients can notice improved range of motion immediately after therapy session.
For better benefits, I also use trigger point therapy and various techniques
for stretching tight muscles and activating weak muscles. It is important for
better muscle balance and stability of joints.
Additional tips for treatment
In the beginning of the session I ask some questions from you and do some
assessment procedures for getting information about your condition.
At certain points during the massage, you may feel some discomfort or pain. It
is important to communicate what you are feeling.
If necessary, I also teach to you some therapeutic exercises, how you can
improve condition of muscles by yourself.
It is useful to drink plenty of water after the session to flush metabolic waste from the tissues.
My name is Kuldar Viikma. I have worked as massage practitioner since 1997 when
I attended my first training in classical and sports massage. After that I have
graduated Tallinn Health Care College in nurse speciality, completed one year
training in Estonian Massage and Therapy Shcool (2003), and also a course of
physiotherapy in open university of University of Tartu (2004).
Additionally I have attended different courses what have been related to
musculoskeletal problems and relevant massage therapy. I am specialised in deep
tissue and orthopedic massage.
|Assessment of client's |
15 min |
20 € |
|Massage therapy ||
30 min |
60 € |
|Guidance and |
15 min |
15 € |
Mob: +372 5664 4773