I had a neck inflammation, and I could not move at all yesterday. My shoulder and base of the neck were hard as rocks. I had seen the chiro who relieved the stress in my alignment, but nonetheless, the pain was unbearable in the muscles, and so I decided to try deep tissue massage.
Experience: My therapist was Katie Allison, a very intuitive person who patiently worked out the knots in my upper back and neck. She was very gentle but firm in her pressure. I was a little antsy because of the pain, but she managed to talk me through that. Her energy level was good which is very important when someone is working on you hands-on. After the massage, she provided some pointers on things I could do to alleviate the pain at home.
The studio also has a beautiful aura and ambience. A quiet get-away in the middle of all the day-to-day running.
I cannot believe I was in deep pain yesterday. I feel so much better and have regained my movement in the neck and can walk faster as well.
Tip: This was my first time I tried deep tissue massage (I have done many Ayurvedic ones with oil in India before this). I was little uncomfy when I did the session and right after it, the pain intensified. But after three hours, I could feel my movement coming back and the pain subsiding. Today, I feel so much better and cannot imagine not having done this.
I am considering going back to Calvert, specifically to my therapist because I need to address the deep-rooted problem in my neck.