Deep Tissue Mobilisation

What is Deep Tissue Mobilisation?

Deep tissue mobilisation involves the application of manual techniques such as pressure, compression, bending, longitudinal gliding, cross fibre work, kneading, stretching and rolling the tissues - the purpose of which is to stretch and release the soft tissue of the body.

The soft tissue includes muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and fascia (connective tissue). Working the soft tissue releases structural (bone/joint) changes in the physical body that may be the result of injury, pain and/or muscle imbalance.

What are the benefits of Deep Tissue Moilisation?

  • restore range of motion to stiff joints
  • relieve muscular tightness, spasms or restrictions improve muscle tone and balance
  • reduce the physical stress placed on bones and joints
  • reduce muscle fatigue and soreness by promoting rapid removal of toxins and waste products from the tissues
  • increase flexibility in the muscles
  • bring more oxygen and nutrients into the muscle by increasing blood circulation

Can I do Deep Tissue Mobilisation on my horse?


Deep Tissue Mobilisation is a hard skill to learn. Equestricare teaches it in our online Tissue Mobilisation course and our Certificate in Tissue Mobilisation, and covers it briefly in our Certificate in Equine Sports Massage