The phrase ‘deep tissue work’ is used in so many contexts that it’s hard to know what it means anymore. To some practitioners, ‘deep tissue’ simply means deep pressure. To others, it has more fascial, myofascial, or structural connotations. Muscle-Specific Deep Tissue work (MSDT) still works with the fascia, and uses deep pressure when appropriate, but is more focused and precise. Like structural bodywork, it has a strategy, but it gets there by releasing the individual muscles as well as the fascia.
Muscle-Specific Deep Tissue work not only addresses the relationships (both fascial and muscular) between the muscles, but gets to the smaller stress points that are often passed over in a typical massage. It’s liberating and feels wonderful when everything is released and working in harmony, and it creates states of ease, balance, and deep relaxation. The work also cleanses the tissues, and supports improved local circulation.
In this class, we will discuss the principles and techniques of effective Muscle-Specific Deep Tissue work--what it’s about, how it works, how to apply it skillfully for maximum effect. We will also briefly discuss some of the effects of massage and what the current research is telling us.
Muscle-Specific Deep Tissue principles and techniques will improve the precision and effectiveness of your massage, and can be easily integrated to your style of bodywork. We hope to see you there.