Subtlety in Depth
Last week one of my clients described her treatment as deep but subtle. A very fair description to my approach to massage.
The term Deep-Tissue I feel can be very misunderstood in the world of massage, that DEEPTISSUE work needs to painful to be effective. We often hear the term no pain no gain thrown about where actually pain just equals pain.
Deep work can be slow, subtle and working through many layers of tissue to try and access the muscle we are aiming to relieve tension from.
So what about when we feel tension as a sharp sensation, that something might feel stuck or could perhaps describe as a ‘knot’?
We breath! I always encourage my clients to breathe consciously throughout their treatment and when they feel tension to try and breath through it. And if they can’t breathe comfortably then we have gone too deep. Our muscles tissues will thank us the next day in doing so.
Deeptissue work can help to relieve tension and bring more awareness to how we are feeling in our body without experiencing pain and discomfort. We already live in a hectic, fast paced world and pain is suffered everywhere. So why suffer whilst having a massage?