Watch a Sample of DVD for Barefoot Deep Tissue DVD by John Harris

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Check out the new book
"101 Great Ways to Improve Your Health"

with Paul's article on Trigger Point Therapy.

See Paul Svacina's interview in the Massage Therapy Section of Suite 101

While a superficial swedish massage can be very relaxing and therapeutic, to manipulate muscle, fascia, tendons and other tissues more deeply and effectively (and more cost-effectively), massage needs to be applied deeper (with more force, but typically less pressure than that using an elbow or thumb) and with various techniques, which serve to:
The heel, sesamoid, arch or whole plantar surface of foot are used, as well as thumb work, depending on the shape or pressure required. The therapist may be standing or sitting, depending on the angles required. Sensitive feet are excellently effective for such compression and shear work, which can send the client into parasympathetic response, while also working toward the goal to "fix pain" and improve function.

Click here for Deeperwork™ Explanation of Therapeutic Effects of Barefoot Compression Massage

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