Clinical / deep tissue massage

deep tissue massage by claire hay in edinburgh

Clinical massage uses a combination of techniques – deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and stretches – to relieve muscular tension.

Slow strokes are used to release chronic tension and realign layers of the soft tissue, mainly muscle and fascia, with the focus on decreasing pain and increasing range of motion. During the treatment, an oil blend is often used although some techniques are performed dry.

The session will focus on a specific area of concern – common problem areas such as neck & shoulder, lower back etc – however as with all my treatments I use a holistic approach in my work, looking at the whole person’s wellbeing.

I completed my clinical massage training with the renowned Jing Institute of Advanced Massage.

When focussing on specific areas there can be some stiffness or achiness for a day or two afterwards this is due to the breaking down of adhesions which had formed.

For these treatments you’re required to disrobe and lie on a massage table. However, your modesty will be preserved, as all body parts will be covered except for the area being worked on.

Available for one hour


Deep tissue massage & bodywork may:

  • help ease chronic tension such as a stiff neck, lower back tension and sore shoulders
  • provide stress relief
  • stimulate blood circulation which improves supply of oxygen and nutrients to body tissues
  • help keep ligaments and tendons supple and pliable

If you have any questions you can email me.


Find Me At:
Santosa – 21 Albert Street, Edinburgh EH7 5LH
By appointment. Call me on 07714340057 or send an email
Lifetree – Thain House, 226/2 Queensferry Road, Edinburgh EH4 2BP
Wednesdays. Call me on 07714340057
Fior – 13 Hamilton Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QQ
Call me on 07714340057 or send an email


Claire Hay
Massage therapist
07714340057