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Deep Tissue Massage Training

So many people come to us with problems in their body that have been there for years. In order to help them, we need to work with the deep underlying causes of their pain - this type of work is called "deep tissue."

Deep Tissue is a style of bodywork that focuses on working with the layers of the body in a way that helps these layers to relax, lengthen, and release holding patterns.

However, a common mistaken notion about deep tissue is that the therapist has to be a large person and exert an enormous amount of pressure. If this were true, many massage therapists would be out of business fast.

At NHI, our students learn to use their elbows and forearms to obtain deep results - and not wear out their fingers and thumbs!

We also show how to achieve the results of deep tissue work by changing the angle of your touch to the body, where you place your body when you work, and how you can detect the particular layer of tissue you want to address.

In fact, deep tissue can be done:

  • Without straining
  • By working slowly, and using very little oil
  • By directing our attention and intention to the deeper layers of the body


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