Q: Am I tight/Can you feel it?
A: In general, healthy, hydrated tissues are soft to the touch, and our joints exhibit full range of motion. It won't mean there is no pain. The person will guide me to areas that hurt, and I will spend time there. Sometimes I will feel a band of thicker than normal tissue, and think that is must be a painful area, and it won't be. Other times I will go to an area and it will be, and the person will be surprised that it is painful. I rely on a lot of feedback. I work on areas that give the most complaints, and as the pain decreases from session to session, I move onto secondary areas.