Myofascial Massage

Myofascial massage is a hands-on therapy that applies gentle, sustained pressure to areas of the body that are experiencing pain due to tightening of the fascia. Facia is the connective tissue that spreads through all of our body. It surrounds the muscles and can become tight due to injuries, inflammation and normal wear and tear.

Who can benefit from fascial massage therapy?

 

Anyone who experiences:

  • Fibromyalgia symptoms

  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder

  • Muscular Injuries

  • Surgery

  • Back Pain

  • Headaches

  • Joint Pain

  • Tension throughout the body so that it is difficult to relax

  • Injuries due to car wrecks or other accidents

  • Numbness and tingling

 

What to expect from fascial release therapy

 

The immune system will function at a higher level when the fascia surrounding the muscle is released through massage. The release of fascia tension increases flexibility. Yoga is a form of fascia release due to the consistent sustained pressure on certain muscles. Foam rolling is also a form of fascia release that can be done at home. All of these techniques can greatly increase health by relieving the tension on muscles, blood vessels, nerves, and skin. When these activities are paired with a professional myofascial massage ultimate healing can be achieved.

 

Time and consistency are key when healing old injuries where fascia has formed a tight hold on muscles. When an injury occurs, our bodies keep a memory of the incident in our cells. In order to unwind the fascia memory, several techniques are performed by a fascia massage specialist to reset our body’s memory.

 

Once the fascia begins to release, muscles can relax and heal properly, blood and fluid can flow freely through vessels aiding in increased healing. Nerve pain will be relieved and the signals can reach parts of the body that were cut off from injuries. When fluids are nourishing the area that was previously wound up, the skin will be rejuvenated and cellulite will sometimes be cleared up.

 

Fascial manipulation paired with chiropractic is the ultimate healing process. When the fascia is tight around muscles, it can in effect pull the adjustment back out of place due to the strong injury memory that is stored in the tissue. Once the fascia becomes released, adjustments will stay in place for a longer period of time and superior healing will occur. As with all therapy, consistency is key.

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