Myofascial release massage is a very effective treatment that provides sustained pressure into restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. The fascia is a specialized system of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider’s web or a sweater. This is densely woven, covering and penetrating every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein as well as all of our internal organs. This includes the heart, lung, brain and spinal cord. The fascia is a continuous structure from head to foot covering everything. In this way, you can begin to see that each part of the entire body is connected to every other part by the fascia, like the yarn in a sweater. You remember that song…”The hip bone is connected to the knee bone.” Well, that stands true.
Your fascia plays an important role in the support of our bodies, since it surrounds and attaches to all structures. These structures would not be able to provide the stability without the constant pull of the fascia system. Our bones can be thought of as tent poles, which cannot support the structure without the constant support of the guide wires (or fascia) to keep adequate amount of tension.
Myofascial release massage is a three-dimensional application process. In a normal state the fascia is relaxed and wavy. It can stretch and move without restriction. When we experience trauma, scarring or inflammation, the fascia loses its pliability. Trauma, whiplash, surgery or just habitual poor posture over time and repetitive stress injuries has a cumulative effect. The fascia tightens and starts exerting pressure producing pain or restriction of motion.
In Myofascial release massage, we look at each person individually to see what patterns have occurred and what needs to be done. We have a one-on-one therapy session with which we use numerous myofascial techniques and movements. The sensation of myofascial massage can feel like a slight sunburn pull.
Myofascial release massage is an effective therapeutic approach in the relief of cervical pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, neurological dysfunction, restriction of motion, chronic pain, headaches and many other problems. When muscle massage does not help, myofascial release massage seems to do the trick. Muscles cannot relax when the fascia is still constricting them. Myofascial release has also helped artists and musicians find relief from their neck, hand and wrist issues. Try myofascial massage today!