Early in my career, I noticed that most of my clients wanted Deep Tissue Massage for relief from aches and pains, as well as for relaxation. They were frustrated over the lack of deep tissue massage work available in Eugene. They would return again and again, and refer their family and friends, too. Not only did I see the need for deep tissue work, I love doing it, and believe in its benefits, as well. In this I decided to specialize.
Two things happen when you experience Deep Tissue massage at Stillpoint Massage Therapy. The first and the most obvious, is that muscle aches and pains are eased and released. The second less obvious, is that the emotional stress patterns that are in your body are also eased and released. This relaxation is a result of the interruption of the pain stress pattern, which then allows you to get some of the much needed calm and rest that your body cries out for.
There are times when you may be feeling low back pain, or pain in your neck and shoulders. Perhaps the pain is chronic, or it is an injury from work or play. I use my knowledge and skill to find the muscles involved and the patterns of tension, and works to relieve you of that pain.
At other times you might just need to relax and have your whole body calmed. Massage improves circulation, boosts the immune system, and releases hormones to produce a state of well-being. In this case, I use long, deep strokes to access all the muscle levels, bringing the body back into a restful state. This type of massage is perfect for someone who is feeling stressed from a hard week at work, home, or from travel.
By Andrew Jecklin, LMT