Deb also looks at your posture. Postural imbalances are either a contributor or a response to pain. Either way, when these imbalances are present, they give us clues about how best to proceed.
The imbalances aren’t necessarily bad or wrong. In fact, they may have helped you cope with the pain, which is a good thing. Deb views her job as helping you find ease in the posture that you have.
The jury is still out on why massage works, but we do know that massage reduces stress, helps with injury recovery, and reduces muscle soreness. We also know what it doesn’t do: It doesn’t eliminate toxins or get rid of lactic acid.
A few things to remember, though:
Deb uses a variety of massage therapy techniques because one size does not fit all. You are unique. A technique that is best for one person might not be right for you. Those techniques include Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), Practical Movement, and other modalities.