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What You'll Get
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- $45 for a 60-minute intuitive massage ($75 value)
- $59 for a 90-minute intuitive massage or pregnancy massage, or a 75-minute hot stone massage ($100 value)
Deep-Tissue Massage: Like Untying Knots Buried in the Sand
Not simply focused on relaxation, deep-tissue massage seeks to relieve muscle pain through intense, deliberate strokes. Check out our guide to know what to expect.
Some entanglements have simple solutions: a wrinkled tablecloth can be smoothed out in minutes with an iron, and an unruly mess of hair needs only a tube of superglue to be set straight forever. But when the fascia—the layer of connective tissue that covers and interpenetrates the body’s muscles and bones—gets tied up in knots, it’s time to call in an expert.
“What deep-tissue massage purports to do a lot of the time is mild fascial release, which is kind of warming up the fascia and releasing lactic acid and any other toxins that have built up there,” says Katie O’Reilly, associate editor for DaySpa magazine. To achieve this, the therapist’s fingers, thumbs, and elbows move along the body in slow, deliberate strokes, applying pressure to penetrate beyond superficial muscle layers and relieve pain and tension. More intense than Swedish massage, deep-tissue sessions can last up to 90 minutes, ensuring the therapist has enough time to devote to particularly troublesome trigger points.
Conventional wisdom states that a proper deep-tissue massage should be at least a little painful. This “no pain, no gain” mentality, however, doesn’t totally apply—a massage, no matter how intense, should still be relaxing, and O’Reilly notes, “If you’re getting beat up during the massage, you should probably tell the therapist to rein it in a little bit.” Maintaining an open line of communication with your therapist is important for other reasons as well. He or she needs to know about your health history before administering the treatment, as the intensity of deep-tissue strokes may exacerbate certain medical conditions.
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About ####A Chat with Synergie Massage & Bodywork
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I customize each session to meet my client where they are that day. If you're feeling a little 'off' we may do a gentle session focused on calming the energetic body. If you're having tension or pain, or are recovering from an injury, I utilize specific deep tissue and myofascial techniques.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I studied holistic healthcare and somatic psychology at Fairhaven College in Washington state, and then trained in massage therapy and bodywork. I opened my own business in order to offer a unique and therapeutic experience that continues to evolve as I do.
What do you love most about your job?
I love that each person that I work with is a unique individual with their own set of muscles, emotions, perceptions and trigger points. No two people are the same so I am always learning new ways to listen and work with the body. I am happy to be a part of your health and wellness journey.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
I have heard: "that is the best massage I've ever had", and "the pain I had before last session is completely gone", which are both rewarding & satisfying. Oftentimes it is simply seeing a client walk out of the room with a calm and relaxed posture, happy, contented and centered.