• Theory and Concepts of Deep Tissue Massage

    Theory and Concepts of Deep Tissue Massage

    Deep Tissue Massage is a form of massage that focuses on releasing the deeper myofascial restrictions of the deeper muscles, tendon and ligaments of the body.   This work is also sometimes referred to as myofascial release and is used by many massage therapists, physical therapists and osteopaths. There are many theories and concepts that have

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  • Methods of Application of Deep Tissue Massage Therapy

    Methods of Application of Deep Tissue Massage Therapy

    There are many various levels and planes of fascia that can be accessed through the application of specific pressure.  The major method of access regardless of the type of stroke one uses in deep tissue therapy is through the intent behind the touch. You can use the following general rules for focusing your intention to

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  • Qualities, Intentions and Purposes of Deep Bodywork

    Qualities, Intentions and Purposes of Deep Bodywork

    Deep Tissue Bodywork is applied with the intention of accessing the deeper layers of the body.  Pressure is applied with the intention of finding the resistance of the body and sustaining the pressure until the resistance is released.  This is called a direct technique.  There is also an indirect method that moves in the opposite

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  • Deep Tissue Massage Therapist Qualities

    Deep Tissue Massage Therapist Qualities

    Little to no pain – yes that is right.  Deep tissue bodywork can be and should be done without pain. Will be in constant contact with you about the level of discomfort you are feeling.  It is important to set up a system for communicating this information – something like choosing a number between 1-10

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  • General Guidelines for Giving a Deep Tissue Massage

    General Guidelines for Giving a Deep Tissue Massage

    Be in communication with your client. Find out what areas need to be addressed and how the person feels to start with.  Is there pain, tightness, numbness or tingling anywhere? Ask them to assign a number to the level of pain they are feeling – on a scale of one to ten, ten being the

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  • Guidelines for  Receiving Deep Tissue Bodywork Sessions

    Guidelines for Receiving Deep Tissue Bodywork Sessions

    Be in constant communication with your practitioner. It is important to tell your practitioner what you want worked on and then tell them when things hurt, how painful it feels, where does it radiate to, when to apply more pressure and most importantly, when to STOP. Be willing to express the pain.  Move with the

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