Deep tissue massage is not always a full body massage. Deep Tissue Massage is used to release chronic patterns of muscular tension using slow strokes, direct pressure, or friction on a focused problem area. The movements are directed across the grain of the muscles (cross-fiber) using the fingers, thumbs, or elbows. This is applied with greater pressure and at deeper layers of the muscle than Swedish massage. "Deep" doesn't necessarily mean "hard." With proper technique, muscles deep in the body can be reached with a minimum amount of pressure.
Pain is NOT gain. If you experience any pain or discomfort during your session, immediately inform me so that the pressure and/or strokes may be adjusted to your level of comfort.
Deep tissue massage is not recommended for anyone who is experiencing fever, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, jaundice, varicose veins, bleeding, acute phlebitis, or thrombosis. In the case of high blood pressure or heart problems, avoid massage to the abdomen. Anyone with fractures or bruises should not receive massage on areas of injury. Deep tissue massage is contraindicated during pregnancy.
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