Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage in Bayswater London
What is Raynor Massage?
Raynor Massage was created by Brandon Raynor, a naturopathic healer who currently resides in Australia. We work from the principal that both physical and emotional stress can block and disrupt the natural flow of energy resulting in tension in the body.
Brandon Raynor took a lot of influence from traditional Eastern Therapies, including Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shiatsu, Lomi Lomi and Thai Massage.
A Raynor Massage therapist releases tension by following specific tight bands, throughout the body which are composed of ligaments, muscles and tendons and will track these bands to the source of the tension and then work to release it from these anchor points by using different massage techniques including specific stretches and adjustments.
Finding Tension In The Body
The main goal of Raynor Massage is to 'find tension in the body and get rid of it'. It's also recognised that the whole body is connected and very often you to work on one part of the body to release tension elsewhere. Often this leads to the extremities, the hands, feet and head. It's no use trying to release tension on a tight hamstring if the knee, calf, ankle feet and toes are also holding tension. It's important to start where the tension begins (in this case the feet) and begin there.
The Importance Of Breathing
Working with the breathe is another important aspect of Raynor Massage and clients are encouraged to take nice, slow deep breathes throughout the treatment.
Even though a deep pressure can be used, it's extremely important not to work so hard that the client no longer breathes deeply and instead 'holds their breath. We call this working above the breathe threshold. Simply put is means working at a depth that the client can still breath and relax into the massage.
Finding The Right Amount Of Pressure
Open communication between the therapist and the client is really important and we use a number system to determine how the pressure is feeling. It's often no use asking, "how's the pressure" as very often the answer is 'fine'. The number system works like this. On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being as much pressure as you would want to receive and a 1 meaning you barely feel anything, we aim to average around a 7. Sometimes a little less and other times working higher towards a 10.