The belief you have about soft tissue is important in how you use your body to apply pressure. Soft tissues of the body respond to touch and when applied in an artful manner, a healing response can occur. Massage therapy and bodywork require a comprehensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology and a variety of approaches to the treatment of soft tissue. Expert knowledge in the bodywork field involves both intuition and intelligence to be successful. You must investigate all possible techniques for manipulation, evaluate the results of your touch, and reevaluate each time you treat a specific body part. The key to manipulating tissue in an artful manner includes using sensitive palpation, understanding how to move through the tissue, and adjusting pressure accordingly.
Karina, Creating Peace with Your Hands