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Massage Video: Deep Tissue Basics (Applying Pressure and Making Contact) | Massage Sloth
This one goes back to the basics. How to apply pressure during a deep tissue massage: I'd like to talk a bit more about that "first contact" that I mention in the video. This is something that I discussed at length in my live Facebook video from yesterday: That first contact is an opportunity to set the tone for the rest of the massage, and for the entirety of your therapeutic relationship. Everything else is important, of course. Your initial interview can do a lot to open lines of honest communication, which is vital if you're going to give your client the best massage possible. The whole massage will tell a story and give the client a better concept of their own body. Your conversation afterward can make the client feel heard and fully considered. But that first contact? That can be when your client decides, "okay, this is the massage therapist for me." It can be the difference between a one-off session and a client for life. So, no matter