What are the core components that make a good remedial or deep tissue massage? There are the obvious things such as good technique, sound knowledge of anatomy, physiology and trigger point therapy is essential along with an understanding of how to assess the body both through observation, palpation and discussion pre and post massage is vital in order to know what your massage plan is going to be. However, have you ever thought of the quality of how a therapist delivers a massage as being an equal ingredient in the recipe of what makes for a good massage?
The words deep tissue are commonly known and used in the massage industry but how many people in truth understand what this means? I would suggest that when a person hears or speaks of a deep tissue massage they are expecting a harder, stronger or firmer massage compared to the average. However, this does not necessarily correspond to the true offering of what a deep tissue massage treatment offers and I would like to share in this article why this is so and what deep tissue massage actually means.
There is the common perception that Remedial and Deep Tissue Massage needs to hurt to be of benefit. However, gone are the days of the football locker room where you could pummel a corkie and think that was good for the body. The Massage industry has changed and continues to evolve as there is now a far greater understanding of the body and how the muscles and fascia work together. The way massage is taught has changed as more and more people are experiencing the benefits of not adhering to the old saying of “no pain no gain”. In this article we will explore why this is and the benefits that come from pain free massage.
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About Donna Nolan
Donna Nolan has a love of supporting people to reconnect with their body through yoga, meditation, massage and the Esoteric Therapies. With over 17 years experience as a practitioner, she is dedicated to true health and wellbeing.
About Alexandra Plane
As a complementary health practitioner, yoga and meditation instructor Alexandra Plane is known for her gentle nature, love for people and deep integrity. Alexandra’s love and dedication is towards bringing deep care back into people’s life and the community.