When coming in to see me for a treatment massage for a specific injury
or condition, don’t be surprised if I start working on a different
part of the body than the place that is giving you trouble. For
example, arm pain may be caused by a muscular of fascial problem in
the arm, but it can also be caused by referred pain from a Trigger
Point in the neck, specifically the scalene muscles, or nerve
entrapment by the pectorals minor muscle.
Sometimes I will work more distally (away from the center of the body)
first to make room for anything I will release more proximally. For
example, I might begin addressing shoulder pain by working the fascia
(connective tissue) in the hand and working toward the shoulder.
If you are curious why I work where I work and in what order, please ask.