Deep Tissue Massage

A lot of people ask me whether I do deep tissue massage, and in most cases it turns out that the question is really whether I use a lot of pressure during a session, along the lines of “it’s got to hurt to help”. Experiencing pain during a session is not the same as receiving a deep tissue massage. It’s more indicative of the level of tension in your muscles as well as any sites of irritation and inflammation in the connective tissue, tendons or ligaments. The most shallow touch could cause pain under those circumstances.

Have you ever heard of oobleck? Yes, that strange material that falls from the sky in Dr Seuss’s book “Bartholomew and the Oobleck”?
Mix 2 cups of cornstarch with 1 cup (or less) of water and try the following: try to push into it hard and you’ll find, you can’t; touch it gently and you’ll feel how you are slowly sinking in.
This is how deep tissue massage works: slowly sinking into the deeper layers of tissue in your body.

Deep tissue massage is not painful and can be very nurturing. The specific techniques are intended to be used only when needed. The emphasis for deep tissue massage is on altering structure and muscle restrictions, on alleviating pain, improving posture and increase flexibility.

Deep tissue techniques are amongst the many different modalities that I integrate in my sessions to help my clients feel more ease in their body.

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