Before you set foot in this office for the first time or once again, check out this article! It says perfectly how one should approach a massage. Let go of expectations of a certain pressure level, allow yourself to relax into receiving. Because this is, after all, a mind-body therapy. Our covert goal is to activate your body’s restorative processes and facilitate your body healing itself.
The false assumption underlying bad and common deep tissue work is that to get a great therapeutic effect, therapists need to apply a lot of massage pressure. This is false—in fact, it is as naïve as assuming that for music to be effective, it needs to be loud—because the relaxation of muscles is largely not a result of massage pressure; it is the result of the nervous system turning off the message for the muscle to be tight.