Using the basic strokes of traditional Swedish massage, this type of treatment accesses multiple layers of connective and muscle tissue. These techniques greatly increase circulation and can enhance awareness of an area resulting in decreased tension, pain and restriction in tissue.
A variety of depths and styles used with this type of massage to attain different results. When applied at minimal to moderate depth with a broad contact and slow pace this technique can sooth and relax. With greater depth of pressure, more focal contact, and a quicker or varied pace great reduction of muscle tension and restriction is possible. The pain tolerance and aims of the patient are always the primary determinants of the intensity of this treatment. I also use my therapeutic judgement is to refine the treatment.