I have had 2 massages in 16 days. I was fortunate to have met a woman that not only listened to my concerns, prior to any official appointment, but made sure that we communicated throughout the massage (it was very quiet and relaxing). She made sure I could move my body, especially my knee, whenever I needed to. She doesn’t do “deep tissue” anymore. Found that it was too painful for many of her clients (especially us over 60 folks with lots of war wounds). Who knew my lower back was so tight and the pain on side of calf and top of foot are (probably) my new gait.
My emotional state feels very different when I leave her. I think the right kind of human touch after surgery is so important.
Wish you well!