Have you ever been ticklish when receiving a massage? Do you wonder why you are ticklish some massage sessions and not in others?
Our muscles hold tension in many ways such as ticklishness, pain, tenderness and numbness. Tension in tight muscles and restriction of fascia may cause a ticklish sensation when you receive a massage. Fascia is connective tissue that holds everything together. Fascia that has become solid will restrict muscles forming adhesion's where pressure points are involved. This may cause an area of the body to become sore, ticklish or tender to touch.
The way to release the connective tissue is to use hot stones massaging the area of tension followed by lite stretching of the fascia. The body relaxes so I can begin the process massaging the muscles. Hot stone therapy can help break up knots, too. Clients enjoy the heat therapy. Once the body relaxes, the ticklishness feeling will cease.
Being ticklish is just another form of tension in our bodies that we need to address. Never allow being ticklish keep you from getting the help you need.
Suzan Walker, LMT, CR, LDT
Connective Integration Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is not a substitution for medical treatment. The massage therapist cannot diagnose, treat or prevent disease. The therapist can only recommend products and services. Please consult a medical physician.
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