Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is an effective hands on therapy designed to heal the fascia, providing lasting relief to patients with a variety of ailments. Myofascial Release treatments break down scar tissue, relax the muscle and fascia and restore good posture. The techniques used focus on relaxing the deep tissue of the body and increasing circulation.

What Is Fascia?

Fascia is the dense, tough tissue that surrounds and covers all your muscles, tendons, and bones. It's major function is form and helps shape the body. When it becomes dysfunctional from an injury, it starts to shrink; which limits the area from getting proper circulation. Massage therapy is a treatment that fascia responds well to.

In its normal, healthy state, the fascia is relaxed and soft. It has the ability to stretch and move without restriction. When fascia is damaged or traumatized it can become too tight and cause a number of problems such as:

  • Muscle pain and spasms
  • Reduced flexibility
  • Chronic discomfort
  • Various aches and pains

What Does Myofascial Release Feel Like?

A Myofascial Treatment is not like Swedish massage. While both are beneficial, Myofascial Release uses longer strokes with deeper pressure designed specifically to loosen and elongate the fascia, resulting in faster results that promote better overall health, comfort and flexibility.

After treatment, most patients will immediately notice a decrease in pain and discomfort, feeling 'lighter' and more relaxed with increased flexibility. The stress-relieving result of myofascial release is an added benefit of this type of therapy.

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Major Benefits of Myofascial Release:

  • Reduction in muscle spasms
  • Improved joint movement
  • Decreased muscle and fascia tension
  • Improved breathing
  • Reduction in chronic recurring injuries
  • Myofascial Release is a very effective treatment that can significantly improve many soft tissue and orthopedic conditions.

Book Your Appointment

Sessions are by appointment only, and are available in 30, 45, 60, 75, 90 or 120 minute sessions.