While I was in Treasure Beach, JA, I met a super-cool-witching-American-woman named Chrissy who was living in Liz's little community of ultra-cool women. She persuaded me to allow her to "heal" me with her hands and I quickly obliged. To be honest, I always wait entirely too long between bodywork sessions (I don't do simple rub-downs, I like attention to my connective tissue and deep, internal core muscles). Chrissy was really talented and very good at what she does. What she did was a very tailored for me mix of Shiatsu, deep tissue, Reiki and craino-sacral therapy.
On Monday, she spent about an hour and a half working on me (she said that she could have spent all day due to my degree of muscle tightness (which is not due to inflexibility) and muscle imbalances due to my high activity level and over-use. We instructors tend to have a lot of imbalances b/c we tend to only "do" half the work (maybe one leg here and there). I didn't have knots, I had rocks!!
Chrissy used her hands, heart and she even whipped out a special tuning fork to target my tightest parts (even my deep transverses abdominus and internal obliques). I have been having a lot of issues with the right side of my waist and she quickly said it was my intercostals around my floater ribs and my internal obliques. I have to tell you that when I stepped onto the mat today, I could feel that I was working so much deeper into my abdominals and my shoulders were so much looser.
So, my point is...you all should take some time and baby those muscles with bodywork...Our Tiffany is amazing! Tif tailors each session to you and her myofascial work (Melt) and deep tissue is to die for. If you cannot afford an hour by appointment session, drop into a Melt class. It makes a world of difference! Tif, I learned my lesson...You will be seeing me weekly!!