I had a client recently ask me something along the lines of, "Can my 'magic' massage hands tell how much tension is in a person's body?"
And while I think I understood her question, I'm not sure she understood my response - which was fine, because it caused me to go a bit deeper into clarifying to myself what I was trying to say.
Yes, ten years of experience - I like to think - has given me some insight of touch into feeling what's more structural and what's more emotional (at the time of the session). Not only what is causing the tightness, but how easily (or not) a person can let go and relax into what I'm doing.
But, I usually want people to understand ...