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Therapeutic Massage Precision vs Force

Therapeutic Massage (TM)

Structural Balancing Sports Massage (SBSM)

Precision vs Force

The purpose of TM is to support soft tissue health and improve adjunct body functions.

The systems involved are

  • Muscular

  • Skeletal

  • Connective tissue

  • Lymphatic

  • Vascular

  • Digestive

  • Respiratory

  • Endocrine

  • Nervous system

  • Urinary

TM is not only about releasing tightness,

It is also about releasing connective tissue and fascia.

Often the trigger points lay within the fascia creating up to 2000 lbs. of pressure.

Excessive force may not offer the relief expected but add additional scar tissue to the problem.

Body Being in Balance Massage offers

A layering of techniques

Approximation-Allow the body to release tension naturally

Trigger Point-Releasing adhesions and stuck points to increase muscle expansion

Stripping-Separates muscle fibers to further increase expansion

Myofascial Release-Separates this layer from underlying layers increasing mobility

Strain/Counter Strain-Reeducates neuromuscular patterns for lengthening

Circulatory-Increase blood flow with a deep sense of relaxation

When a client asks

Do you go deep and get in there?

The answer is yes, but not in the format you may be accustomed to

The depth is determined by the depth of tissue.

An area that is extremely tight may be slightly numb because the pain signal has been overridden for so long.

The human body can turn off a tremendous amount of pain until injury has occurred.

This may be why extra force is requested in certain areas.

Excessive force may not offer the relief expected but add additional scar tissue to the problem.

Allow your therapist’s educated hands be the guide for your session.

Educated hands know what pressure is necessary.


Structural Balancing Sports Massage (SBSM)

This technique adds elements of kinesiology and ergonomics

An observation of structure and movement are assessed

Joints, which may have changed natural form, are realigned by releasing shortened tissue

Strengthening exercises may be added to realign the structure.

Suggestions related to body mechanics may be offered.

The modern world has changed how shoulders, necks, backs, and wrists are formed

Maintaining proper structure supports healthy joints.

Like the layers of a tree

Age is the layering of healed or neglected injuries

Heal the layers and the trees bark is smooth

Ignore the injury and gnarly and irregular formations line the layers

The choice is yours!

Call today for your assessment


Paula Irwin cmt #1985, clt, cst

Body Being in Balance Massage

1130 Camino Del Mar Suite G

Del Mar, Ca 92014

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