I'm not a mechanic. The nuts and bolts of your physiology and anatomy is not what I'm concerned with during a massage therapy session. What I'm in tune with is your energy.
Where is the energy stuck in your body?
When I suggest that you take a deep breath, where do you start breathing? At your diaphragm? Your gut? Is the breath/energy stuck in your throat?
Your body is only the messenger of the information that I receive about you. No matter what your words are telling me, your emotional brain (limbic system) and your body's responses, tell me the truth. Your body doesn't lie.
So when you come to me with a sore shoulder, tense hip, stiff neck, those symptoms are only the clues to what is going on with you energetically.
Sore shoulder? What are you hanging on to that you obviously should let go of?
Stiff neck? Are being open minded about a difficult situation in your life or are you in conflict?
Hip issues? Where are you out of balance in your life? Are you refusing to move down a new path?
So if you want someone to talk with you about your hip flexors, adductors, or rotator cuff, and methodically massage away your pain, I can do that. You would just be missing out on the best experience. On the other hand if you want to know, understand, and learn how your thoughts and feelings create the dis-stress you feel in your body; if you want to take control of your health and well being . . . then I'm the one for you.