Stephanie Paley LMT #8182 -         503-936-3574
Deep Tissue - what and why?

Throughout our lives, the activities and inactivities that we part-take in, can create tension and adhesions.  Our tissue (muscle, tendon, and fascia) can become restricted in movement.  We feel stuck - literally.  This is what we mean when we say - "I have a knot"!  

Typically, these knots are old, and have been around for a long time, becoming chronic.  They are crying to be touched. Deep Tissue massage is in fact a deeper form of therapy.  It reaches beyond the skin level, and below the superficial muscle, to the deep muscular level - offering relief to deep tension.  A variety of techniques are used, and therapists have different approaches.  My style is to allow the body to give me direction, invite me to palpate the knots, or adhesions.  I use friction, deep compression, and elbows to bring relief from this distracting pain.  I am skilled at knowing your pressure limits, but I will also encourage verbal communication if the pressure isn't suiting your needs.

Great Reasons to Receive Deep tissue Massage:
Chronic pain
Limited Mobility
Recovery from an injury (post acute)
Repetitive strain injury
Postural problems
Muscle tension or spasms

*Studies have indicated that this approach is more affective in some cases than chiropractic, exercise, prescription medication, acupuncture, and diet.

With all massage therapy - you will want to hydrate for the next 24hours afterwards, encouraging the toxins to eliminate and returning the body to homeostasis.


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