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"Deep Tissue isn't simply putting more pressure into a massage. Rather, it's like having a persuasive conversation with the tissue (fascia, muscles, tendons, etc.), and like a conversation, it involves listening with experience and intuitive observation, knowing exactly where muscular and skeletal tissues meet, and slowly working at the threshold of discomfort, not brute force or pain for the sake of ego. No one likes having a loud opinion forced on them during a conversation... it creates barriers, puts the receiver on guard, and ends the benefit of sharing great experiences. The body reacts to physical change similarly to the way people's ideas are shared... it is persuaded by being slowly reasoned with, not egotistically forced."
Bodywork sessions include an assessment of needs and goals as well as communication about pain tolerance, draping, and comfort. A session will include several methods of massage and healing aimed towards the goals of the therapy, which may include Relaxing and Deep Tissue Massage, Myofacial Release, passive and active muscle stretching, and Hydrotherapy. Often, heat is used in the form of steam packs. Occasionally cold packs and even ice are used for circulatory benefits. Aromatherapy if desired, music, and sound provide an atmosphere of relaxation and well-being, all important to healing. I am attentive to varying needs in comfort, modesty, and therapeutic tolerance. Clients are covered during a massage, exposing individually, parts to be worked. Occasionally massage can be done with a client fully clothed.
Benefits may include:
Relaxation and stress relief
Rehabilitation from injury or surgery
Reduction of muscle soreness
Relief of mental and physical fatigue
Sports performance enhancement
Increase of joint mobility
Increased kidney function
1 Hour $80.
1.5 Hour $120.
Summer Moore is certified by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and has over 30 years of experience as a Massage Therapist with practice in clinics, spas, sport settings, and private practice.