I was at the retreat for a silence course and Gurupurnima celebration . After days of meditating I was looking forward to my 90 minutes Shankara Signature massage .
I was told I could ask the therapist to apply as much pressure as needed.
I went into detail explaining him (Bill) the areas I needed him to work on , back , gluten and hamstrings and that I needed deep tissue.
During the first 60 minutes facing up I kept directing him to start working on my areas of concern but he was still massaging my arms and feet.
By the time he turned me over there was not much time left. Still I was hoping to get the pressure needed to relieve the tension .
It didn't happen . He said he could not do deep in my lower back because he could crack a rib (?) or cause a UTI (?)
He also completely avoided working on my gluteus and hips .
It was a very expensive and disappointing experience .
Other than that my week at the retreat was just perfect and filled with knowledge and love .
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