Myofascial release is a soft tissue therapy this is used to treat deep muscular tension, somatic dysfunction, and pain by relaxing the fascia (the fibrous bands around muscles, ligaments, and tendons). The technique requires very firm pressure that stretches the fascia and elongates muscle tissue, increasing range of motion and circulation.
Techniques vary per therapist. Firm pressure is applied on specific points and slowly pushes through deeper layers of muscles to stretch and elongate the fascia.
Myofascial therapy can relieve pain caused by muscular tension. It relaxes tense muscles and assists natural healing by increasing circulation. Regular myofascial massage is also thought to help break up scar tissue and heal sports injuries, and helps reduce chronic pain (such as low-back pain caused by sitting). When fascia is released it can help improve your body’s natural alignment and posture, which can be the root-cause of tension and pain.
Precautions & Contraindications: Massage can be very therapeutic for many medical conditions. However, in some cases it is best to obtain a written doctors referral. Massage therapists, may not, under the written law, attempt to diagnose any medical conditions. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us for more information.
Additional Tip: May want to avoid eating a heavy meal before a massage.
Contraindications to Receiving Massage Therapy: Massage treatment is relaxing and natural. It is generally considered a safe treatment for most people however, there are three types of"Contraindications" where massage could be provided but may be limited or, massage is not recommended at that time.