“Under Pressure”


The answer to this question will vary from person to person, and a skilled therapist will listen to the person’s body and observe the clients reaction in order to determine what pressure is appropriate. It is also the recipients’ responsibility to communicate how they feel during the treatment. So don’t be shy!! As therapists we want to make an immediate and positive change to our clients but this can only be achieved through effective communication between both parties.

When we say deep, we mean firm slow and targeted strokes. The deeper the pressure the slower the stroke will be and this allows the client to breathe with the strokes which allows their body to relax as pressure is applied.

It is important that you get the most out of your bodywork treatments. This is time for you to unwind, to take care of your body, to get out of your head and into your body, so take deep breaths right into your stomach. This allows your muscular system to unwind and also stimulates a relaxing effect on your nervous system which helps counteract all of the day to day worries we all have.
Deep is what you can tolerate as an individual, and it is what we as therapists can provide to make the most positive effect on our neuromuscular system.

Remember these treatments are time that you have taken to look after yourself so make the most of it and enjoy them!