Deep tissue & Sports massage in Edinburgh

We Can Help You Relieve Muscular Pain

Tired of feeling achey? Let’s get rid of the soreness!

How is muscular tension affecting you today?


Sore back, neck or shoulders?


Constantly distracted?


Reducing your flexibility?


Unable to move?


Can't pick things up?


Experiencing unbearable pain?

Massage can help with all of these!

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Target pain

Our treatments focus on the painful areas allowing you to get immediate relief

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Increase flexibility

By releasing the knots and nodules, you’ll quickly gain more flexibility and control

Increase Energy

Boost your energy

Freedom of movement and a reduction of pain will make you feel like yourself again

What Causes All That Tension?

Quite honestly, life!

Every time your body moves, a muscle tightens up to lift you or the weight that you’re carrying.

Once you’ve completed the task you set out, the muscle relaxes and the tightness goes away.

BUT, there’s a problem.

Many people don’t stop to rest.

Without an adequate recovery time, the tension stays in the body and eventually builds up so much that it forms a big clump of muscle, also known as a ‘knot’.

The reason you feel achey and sore all the time is that the knots restricts your range of movement.

When you try to move, the knot gets in the way and the pain emerges!

We’ve noted down some of the most common situations where people over-exert themselves…

Work Bogging You Down?

Have you noticed the huge increase in the number of people who work hunched over computers lately?

It’s great being connected to the world, but it does absolutely no favours for your posture!

When you bend over your desk with your shoulders all tensed up as you type away at your emails, it is the equivalent of doing a prolonged exercise for hours on end.

Your muscles start to adjust to the position your sitting and eventually build up one of those nasty knots we talked about earlier.

Soon, you start adjusting your seating position, trying to make yourself comfortable, hoping it’s the chair and not your back.

Alas, you play musical chairs with a colleague but the tension continues!

Focusing on simple tasks becomes a nightmare and you end up stretching in your seat every 20 minutes.

To make out like there’s nothing wrong, you fake a yawn every now and again and soon enough, your co-workers have secretly given you the moniker ‘the office yawner’.

If that sounds like you, worry no more.

Massage will soon be your new best friend. Click here to book.

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Got An Overzealous Gym Routine?

Taking good care of yourself involves regular exercise.

What is life without a little bit of heavy lifting eh?

But just as you start to enjoy the ol’ gym routine, there’s snag.

“Hmm, that’s a bit sore”.

But, you let it slide.

You push through and training continues…but there it is again, nagging away and stopping you from pushing your body TO THE MAXIMUM.

This isn’t what you signed up for!

The truth is, there’s a good chance you’ve overworked yourself at the gym and your muscles have tensed up as an emergency protection mechanism.

Luckily, this can all be smoothed out with a massage and you can get back to pumping iron! Click here to book one.

The Wee Ones!

Those little rascals grow up quickly, don’t they?

Once upon a time they were barely the size of your palm.

But now, they need a bit more of a heave when they’re hitching a ride on the mummy-or-daddy mobile.

And, while it’s a joy to lift them up, it’s kind of like doing an extended workout!

So, while it might be a nice excuse to skip the odd gym session in exchange for a ‘spaceship ride to the moon’, it will eventually lead to a build up of tension, particularly in the back, neck and shoulders.


A massage will sort you right out by releasing the tension and get you back to having fun again. Click here to book.

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What Are The Benefits?

Rids You Of Awful Aches

Being in pain doesn’t feel good so it’s a natural to want to avoid it!

Who hasn’t seen a little kid crying after they’ve stubbed their toe?

But so many people have grown up and just started accepting that sore muscles are part of life.

“Oops, that’s my back playing up again”.

When did it suddenly be okay to have pain in your body?

Maybe it didn’t happen all of a sudden.

Maybe, acceptance of pain is more of a gradual thing where it starts with just a tiny insignificant pinch?

Nevertheless, it’s surely time to re-think pain and soreness.

If something hurts, it’s a clear sign that something isn’t functioning correctly and remedial action needs to be taken.

And, surprise!

That’s exactly what deep tissue & sports massage are for (bet you didn’t see that one coming)…Click here to book.

Get rid of aching muscles
Increase your mobility

Gives You Back Your Mobility

Alright, let’s talk about movement for a second.

We all ask different things of our bodies.

Some people need to do crazy things like…

Triple twirling figure skaters gearing up for their jumps.

Powerlifters blasting their personal best on the squat racks.

Rugby players dashing for the try! 

But for the rest of us, sometimes simple tasks are just too much to ask.

Ever tried to lift up your arm to reach the shampoo in the shower after a long, gruelling day at the office, you know what we’re on about.

Basically, when you start to get hassled by Head & Shoulders in the shower, then you know it’s time to get help.

By releasing the knots in your body that prevent normal movement, a massage will allow you to get back to your normal activities again.

Whatever they may be! Click here to book.

Breaks The Tension-Stress Cycle

It’s easy to get into a bit of a funk with yourself.

When you start feeling anxious about something, you might tense up your shoulders a little bit.

Soon, that leads to a bit of knotting which leads to some aches and pains.

Once that’s triggered, you get frustrated about the soreness.

…and the cycle goes round and round until you’re feeling like you’re cocooned in layer upon layer of tension and anxiety.

The simplest thing you can do to get out of that downward spiral is to treat yourself to a massage.

Reason being, it works to fight both the tension and the anxiety.

The knots get released, you clear your mind and the world is normal again.

Break the stress cycle

What’s The Difference Between Deep Tissue & Sports Massage?

Somewhere, has told you to book a sports or deep tissue massage.

After you’ve nodded profusely and said the standard “yes, yes, I should!” line, you’ve probably wondered what the difference between a sports massage and a deep tissue massage actually is…

It’s really common to lump the two together, as they share similar techniques, traits and end goals. However, there’s some important distinctions between them both. Read on to discover wha they are, so that when you come to book, you’re fully informed.

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A deep tissue massage is pretty much what it says on the tin. Your therapist will use firm pressure to manipulate the deeper tissues in the body, including the muscles. Unlike Sports massage, this treatment focuses to reduce newer, smaller areas of tension across the entire body rather than the larger, older knots or any previous injuries you might have.

Just like a workout, this treatment has the same effect on the body, promoting increased blood flow and breaking down of muscle mass that has adhered. It is therefore not unusual to be a bit sore and achy after this treatment, but this should ease off after a 72 hours.

Sports massage on the other hand, will help to break down the larger and older knots and also help with recovery from injuries. This is because your therapist will use passive stretching techniques alongside other techniques that will manipulate and stretch the tissues to increase range of movement and prevent injuries.  

A therapist that is qualified to perform a sports massage treatment will have a more extensive knowledge of the anatomy than those qualified only for deep tissue treatments. You can therefore expect the treatment to begin with a postural assessment and run through of any injuries you may have.

During the treatment your therapist will use a combination of techniques including trigger point release, joint mobilisation and passive stretching such as soft tissue release and myofascial release. This is not a relaxing massage and you should be aware that you might feel some discomfort due to the nature of the treatment. However, the therapist will always ensure that you feel comfortable at all times and don’t feel any pain.

So, there you have it! In a nutshell, Deep Tissue massage is the best option for newer complaints like minor aches and pains, whereas a sports massage is more appropriate for the treatment of injuries or of knots that have built up over time in the muscles. We hope that this had made choosing which treatment to have a little easier for you.

Is It Sore?

Alright, the big question. Is it sore?

Honestly, it depends on the person.

Some people bruise like a peach and need a gentle treatment and others like the sensation of a deep, deep massage session.

If you think about it though, a deep tissue massage is applying pressure to tight areas of your body with the intention of releasing that tightness.

Knots are literally being undone, so it’s fair to expect a little bit of soreness along the way.

With all that being said, it’s important to let your massage therapist know about your tolerance levels for pressure.

By letting your massage therapist know before and during the session how you’re finding it, they’ll add or reduce the intensity for you.

You want to come out of the session feeling light and free from tension, not like you’ve been hit by a bus!

Our Massage Specialists In Edinburgh

Deep Tissue Sports Massage Edinburgh

Tara McAllister

With over 20 years experience in massage therapy, Tara is undoubtedly one of the most experienced therapists in Edinburgh. She has treated a huge range of clients from cage fighters to actors resulting in increased flexibility and control.

Why Choose Deserved Massage?

We’ve taken great care to create a massage experience that gets results for our clients.

We understand that everyone is different and likewise, their symptoms are unique unto themselves.

Therefore, every client receives a full, complimentary consultation so we can better understand their needs.

We take time to get to know your goals so that we can create a specific treatment that is tailored to your needs.

This pre-treatment allows our therapists to go miles further when working on your massage.


Book Appointment

Click ‘Book Appointment’ and schedule a massage appointment for a time that suits you


Receive your treatment

Attend your session, receive a full consultation and treatment from an expert massage therapist


Feel fantastic!

Leave our studio feeling relaxed and relieved from knots, nodules and anxiety

How Much Does It Cost?

How much is a lack of focus costing you in your life?

How often are you distracted from your routine?

How many bad decisions have come up in the past few days that you wish you’d thought through?

How important is it to you that you finally get calm again?

Your Investment

Just £50

(Includes full consultation)

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