This type of bodywork is aimed at relaxing major muscle groups, especially the larger ones, without causing undue pain. There is a lot of friction and counter motions employed as well as rolling of muscles. At the risk of sounding contradictory, it is vigorous while relaxing, in part because the tension in those muscles is effectively released. For those who feel that bodywork leaves them wondering if someone actually worked with their musculature, the buck stops here. Trying is believing.
This work is deep tissue, although can be tailored to what your body tolerates and needs. One thing is for certain, you will feel as though you had work done.