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- What should I expect during my first visit?
- What should I wear?
- How will I feel after my massage?
What do I do during a massage treatment?
How often should I get a massage?
Will the massage hurt?
For deeper tissue massage, particularly massage that is “issue focused” in that significant attention is given to one area or region of the body (ex. neck, shoulder, low back), you can expect more intensity as movements will be isolated to treat specific muscular dysfunction. I will always start with lighter touch and gradually move to deeper muscle layers after the tissue is warmed, working with your breathing to keep you relaxed as deeper pressure is applied.
A good massage, even a really deep tissue massage, should always stay in the ‘hurts so good’ range. Any discomfort beyond a 7 on a 1-10 pain scale is counterproductive when your body is involuntarily tensing against pressure!