(Importantly, deeper work should be slower and respectful of the body’s ability to absorb the work. This kind of work done improperly can often cause more damage than healing. FCM practitioners are notably integrative in their approach, and listening to the body is what we do best!

One of our therapists uses a skin rolling technique sometimes used in combination with Swedish techniques for a deep release.

 

One of the things many people will say upon coming to receive massage is, “I want deep tissue!”  Most of these people have experienced deep, Swedish style massage, which is typically long, smooth strokes, and it is often used for relaxation therapies, though it can certainly be therapeutic in nature, as well.  Integrative massage involves the use of multiple techniques in order to accomplish greater change within the body and is most typically therapeutic in nature by design.