How can you massage someone for a full hour?

People ask me all the time, “how can you massage someone for a full hour?”  Realistically, I can spend the upwards of 2 hours doing therapeutic work in 2-3 problem areas.   Utilizing the parasympathetic response (rest and relax) is crucial to deep tissue work with minimal damage to soft tissue.  It takes time to help someone truly relax in a session and that work cannot be rushed.  It’s an incredible feeling as a massage therapist to be able to perform deep tissue work on a client that is so relaxed that they fall asleep in session, and when they wake up feeling relief.