There is a population among my clients who like very deep work. The following submenu progression “deeper” pages are for their benefit. It is mostly humorous and ego fluffing as bragging rights or to educate those who think you are indulging in fluffy pampering. If you are a first time client or are not a fan of the very deep work, these pages are not intended for you. Pain does not necessarily equal gain. Please respect your body. Never hesitate to remind me of complications, implanted hardware, sensitivities, bone density issues, or numbness. If you can not speak for whatever reason during the massage tap the table three times like in wrestling.
For my most exacting clients, those who are not satisfied with my body weight alone, I push down off of the ceiling. There is a particular pose where I brace my arms on the ceiling as if I was about to do a forearm stand, lock my shoulders and legs, placing the heel of my foot on the desired muscle, and then straighten the curve in my spine. This bracing and straightening affords a mechanical advantage greater than the strength I possess to push down off of the ceiling. The picture below is me about to lock up over one of my clients. Yes the ceiling fan can be a problem.