Deep Oscillation Therapy

We believe in this therapy so much, we’ve dedicated a whole section of our site to it.

Hull Sports Massage have introduced this new and exciting modality to our clinic as it has been evidenced to work in all areas of musculoskeletal injury and pain. We can boast that we are the Sports Injury Clinic in East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire to support DEEP OSCILLATION® THERAPY.


What is DEEP OSCILLATION® therapy?

The use of DEEP OSCILLATION® allows the creation of effective oscillations in the treated tissue whether is be muscle, tendon or ligament using electrostatic attraction and friction. Because of the non-invasive, non-traumatic, gentle nature of this therapy, very early application is possible following injury and from Day One post operatively. Chronic conditions can also be worked upon with effective results.

Many professional teams and athletes are utilising DEEP OSCILLATION® for recovery from injury and as a preventative measure as It offers similar benefits of recovery as deep tissue massage yet without the surface pressure discomfort. Its impact has been recorded up to 8cm deep into the tissue offering a significant impact on the deeper structures.

  • It is an intermittent, electrostatic, massage therapy
  • it supports and enhances all physical forms of therapy
  • it is non-invasive, non traumatic and non thermal
  • it is safe over plates and pins and is effective for an immediate, acute injury
  • it can be applied post-operatively
What makes DEEP OSCILLATION® unique?

In contrast to externally applied mechanics forms of therapy, DEEP OSCILLATION® takes place within the tissue itself and works through the entire depth of the tissue layers; skin, connective tissue, adipose tissue (fat), muscles, the blood and the lymph to a depth of 8cms.

what can it be used for?

All forms of musculoskeletal injury
Chronic pain syndromes
Neurological pain and rehabilitation
pre and post operative therapy
mechanical trauma and damage due to over training (delayed onset muscle strain – DOMS)
secondary wound healing
burns (second degree)

What happens during a treatment?

The tissue is electrostatically charged and vibrated at specific frequencies to illicit specific therapeutic treatments;

High 80-200Hz (80-200 times per second)

  • reduction in pain and increased lymphatic drainage
  • break down of cellular metabolic waste – proteins, solids, acids, and toxins
  • causes and breakdown and dispersal of hardened fibrotic tissue (knots)

Low 5Hz-25Hz

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • directly relieves peripheral nerve pain and limb immobility
  • powerful pumping effect of oedema and lymph
  • encourages the flow of essential nutrients around the body

Medium 25Hz-80Hz

  • Aids micro circulation in the interstitial spaces on the tissue
  • boosts recovery from DOMS – removal of lactic acid
  • relaxes tissue layers and promotes mobility and movement


Physiological effects of DEEP OSCILLATION®
  • Reducing pain
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Reduces swelling
  • Assists wound healing (Post Operation)
  • Reduces fibrotic knots
  • Reduces bruising
  • Detoxifies
  • Assists in lymph
Clinical effects of DEEP OSCILLATION®
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • preventative fibrotic conversion process – fibrosis reduction
  • strong pain relieving potential
  • muscle relaxation
  • increased mobility
  • wound healingpreventative in premature skin ageing

DEEP OSCILLATION® has shown to reduce fibrotic tissue formation and help in its mobilisation through the lymphatic system and out of the body. This is most evident in its astonishing impact on reducing lymphoedema.
The impact is similar on areas of cellulite, reducing not only the visual signs but also the underlying cause

As DEEP OSCILLATION® reduces fibrotic cell formation and increases new collagen formation, it has a benefit on restoring tissue elasticity, its ability to stretch and return to its normal state, thus making it firmer. Various studies have shown DOT reduces deep lines and wrinkles as well as the appearance of bags under the eyes.


Cellulite Treatment: Oedema Reduction

DEEP OSCILLATION® positively affects all cellular and molecular mechanisms of cellulite. It improves blood and lymph flow in the deep skin and subcutaneous layers, diminishes inflammation and oedema The girth of thighs and posterior decreases.

  • Cellulite treatment: Rough Fibrous Septae Disruption/Improvement of Skin Elasticity
  • DEEP OSCILLATION® disrupts or prevents the formation of rough fibrous septae and reduces the sensitivity of
  • skin cells to oestrogen hormones.
  • This provides effective treatment of cellulite in 80 % of women. Skin elasticity increases, and fibrosis is reduced

Clinical Effects

In contrast to externally applied, mechanical forms of therapy, (e.g. vibration), the therapy effect of DEEP OSCILLATION® takes place in the tissue itself and works through the entire depth of the tissue layers (skin, connective tissue, subcutaneous fat, muscles, blood and lymph vessels) Encouraging wounds to heal…

Pain Reduction

DEEP OSCILLATION® alleviates pain by reallocating and flushing out pain transmitting and mediating substances. It suppresses inflammation and oedema induced pain by restricting pro inflammatory cell movement to the damaged area, by reducing the inflammatory mediator release, and by oedema reduction.


In chronic pain syndromes and post traumatic conditions reduced mobility often is caused by constricted microcirculation due to increased tone of the muscles encasing capillary vessels. DEEP OSCILLATION® is muscle relaxing, enables optimal metabolism and normalising of defective nerve function. As a measurable sign range of movement can be obtained or even increased.

Anti Inflammatory

DEEP OSCILLATION® suppresses acute and chronic inflammation by restricting pro-inflammatory cell movement to the damaged area, by reducing the inflammatory mediator release, and by inhibiting water and protein leakage from the blood and lymph vessels.

Oedema and Fibrosis Reduction

DEEP OSCILLATION® causes a “Shuffling” of the basic substance, thus promoting the removal of interstitial fluid as well as wound debris. Interstitial septa and fissures are kept open by the mechanical activation, which helps interstitial drainage and so significant reduction of swelling of the wound/injury is achieved.
In chronic conditions the treatment helps to disperse fibrosis and to diminish hardening of the tissue.


The low frequency oscillation affect utilises the pain gate mechanism in the body offering a substantial reduction in pain after the treatment. This combined with the gentle application and the depth of its therapeutic effectiveness makes it a successful treatment for osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia as well as muscle strains.


As there is no thermal side affect from the treatment, it can be used over implanted surgical wires and screws safely while offering huge benefit to the bodies healing mechanisms. DOT has been shown to be gentle while offering benefit to wound healing and even burns and can be used as early as 24hrs after the surgery.

Pain Relief:

CLINICAL EFFECTS OF DEEP OSCILLATION® Prevention & reduction of secondary & primary lymphoedema Prevention of fibrotic remodelling processes, reduction of fibrosis. Strong pain-alleviating potential acute traumatic & chronic pain conditions Anti-inflammatory effect Preventative fibrotic conversion processes, fibrosis reduction Muscle relaxation, promotion of physical activity, mobilisation. Support of wound healing processes Normalisation of haemodynamic skin parameters and influence on biological ageing through preventative impact on premature ageing.