I have chosen to use the word "Intuitive" to describe a part of what I do. For me, this word takes into account my many years of experience and perhaps that is what creates this intuition. I am able to feel nuances in your tissue as it responds to what I am doing and can therefore gauge when to apply further pressure, when to move on, when to return and try again. This often seems marvelous and magical to people, as I do not barge into your body and try to fight with it and make it do something I feel it ought to.
There is nothing mysterious to this, even though the word intuition can imply just that. Rather, years of listening to bodies, tuning in, feeling tissue response to my touch, have all taught me to respect and to tread lightly (while still being able to do deep tissue work) on each and every body that ends up on my table. It is about being able to be present, grounded and focused on you, the whole person. For me, this actually does become nigh onto magical because I have learned many modalities to help ease body discomfort, only to be able to forget them all and just go with the flow as I tune into your body intelligence and allow it to speak to me. Goddess but I do love this work!!