All the techniques I use fall under a Rational Massage Guarantee
This is a very specialized form of massage that does not strictly work the muscles. This technique works the connective tissue that surrounds your muscles like an eggshell. Have you ever had the kind of cord-like tension (like, say, in the low-back) that would not go away no matter how much massage you got? That’s your fascia.
Fascia does not work like muscle. You cannot think it relaxed, like you can will muscle. You can’t stretch it out the same way you would a muscle.
Changes in fascia, which gives your whole body its shape, happen through heat and movement only.
I supply that heat and movement through the use of friction.
This is a painless process, and should always be. It is a slow, gentle method that actively reduces tension, and keep it reduced over a longer period of time.
Deep-Tissue and Swedish
Did you know your brain is the only thing that can make your muscles relax? Massage, whether Swedish or Deep Tissue, works by communicating to your brain, saying, “Hey, everything is okay.”
When you get a “It hurts before it gets better” massage you generally feel better because your body thinks it is being attacked and releases cortisol, adrenaline, and endorphines. These make you feel less pain and reapply tension to the worked area, making it feel more stable.
To be fair, some people to respond well to that sort of thing. Not me though, and I have found plenty of others, like me, who do not want pain with their massage.
My Deep Tissue work is gentle, slow, and very precise. I go no further than your muscles allow until they relax on their own, and then go deeper. This is always at your pace.
What, then, is the difference between a Swedish and Deep Tissue massage?
As far as I can tell, after 7 years of hands-on experience, the speed at which pressure is applied.
This kind of work is focused on specific injuries and areas of pain and tension related to specific athletic activities. Whether you’re a runner, a jogger, ski (downhill or cross-country) or play professionally this kind of massage can help you achieve the highest level of performance possible or simply get back into functioning order so you can get back out there and play!