Deep Tissue Therapy

Deep Tissue work combines my years of structural integration with a thorough knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy to gently differentiate the myofascial layers of tissue.  These tissues may become adhered due to injury, chronic holding patterns, and surgery.  Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement and inflammation.  Deep tissue therapy works by gently breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. 

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As I work, it is important for you to communicate when there is discomfort. This allows me to lighten my pressure to a more comfortable level for you.  When there is discomfort due to too much pressure, your body does not have the opportunity to relax and experience the letting go of tension and chronic holding patterns. When I treat, I am not just treating a tight muscle, I am also focusing on the whole body and attempting to encourage your nervous system to relax and let go of chronic holding patterns.  If you are in pain while in a treatment, it is counterproductive to the therapeutic goals. Working in that range of “deep but not quite painful” is the best place to allow this to happen.