As of this month (November 2020) I have decided to remove "Deep Tissue" from my offerings. To be fully transparent, it was only there to help with Google searches as it remains a popular query. However - Deep Tissue is not a "thing" despite its tremendous popularity. Further it has been responsible for injuring, and prematurely ending the careers of many good therapists, more so than any other factor.
Deep Tissue is not really its own massage, but the incorporation of deeper pressure into any treatment can be done. Further some bodies; muscular bodies, or those with much adipose (fat) tissue may require deeper pressure to reach muscles. In addition, and this is just a theory of my own, based only on empirical evidence, I have found that many clients are not as sensitive to touch and require deep pressure or threshold pain to simply "feel" anything. However, the biggest driver, in my opinion of Depp Tissue is the "no pain no gain" mentality or that somehow you are really getting your moneys worth if a therapist puts you in pain.
It makes NO SENSE to leave a massage with more and or different pains then the ones you came in with. If you get some nonsense explanation that "pain is a sign the massage is working" - run for the hills.
I have decided to remove Deep Tissue as an option from my offerings for the moment mostly because I don't believe in it, and it is not my strong suit.
Deep Tissue started as a marketing gimmick (the term was invented by a therapist to differentiate his practice from the pack by way of ads and flyers) and remains so. However, it remains a popular request; every client should receive the work they love. It is often sought out and this is not to take away from any of the talented therapists who specialize in deep pressures.
My work is unique, and extremely well received but it is more mind body focused and relaxation/stress management oriented. I love what i do and I love that every therapist is unique and every client should get what they seek.
I invite you to look over my offerings and experience thoughtful caring bodywork with attention to detail looking out for your physical and mental well being.
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