Myofascial release massage is a highly-targeted, gentle pressure massage technique that helps to release tensions in the fascia (the connective tissue beneath your skin that encases and separates different groups of muscles). This massage can play a key role in helping relieve persistent, chronic pains, especially those that come from discreet trigger points.
Myofascial release is a therapy that consists of light touch directly on the tissues. Unlike craniosacral therapy where you can stay clothed, it is best and most effective to do this therapy directly on the skin.
If you have specifically asked for this therapy, it might be a good idea to bring either a bathing suit, two-piece for women, or gym shorts and a sports bra.
What is Myofascial Release?
Fascia is a type of connective tissue that gives our bodies shape and structure. It wraps around every cell, vessel, muscle fiber, muscle bundle, bone, and organ as one large sheath of tissue. Because fascia is so interconnected throughout the body, it is important to understand that after an injury in one area of the body, facia in other areas of the body may need attention and releasing as well.
While your arm may be bothering you, the fascia around your sacrum may need to be released before your arm will start to release and feel better.
Myofascial Release for Back Pain
The same can apply for chronic back pain. Fascial pain trigger points can be complicated to locate, and the source of pain in one area could be located in what seems like an unrelated part of the back. Your massage therapist will locate areas where the fascial tissue is stiff and apply pressure to loosen up the restricted muscle movement, thereby relieving pain.
Should You Try Myofascial Release Massage?
If you’re unsure of how effective myofascial massage might be for you, consult a massage therapist. This is an excellent therapy for those tissues that just won’t seem to release no matter how many deeper tissue massages you receive.
Similar to Craniosacral therapy, you may not notice too much while the therapist is working, but challenge yourself to really feel into and focus on what the therapist is doing. Muscle twitching is very common with this therapy, as well as deep relaxation and often falling asleep. While this therapy is happening it won’t feel like your therapist is applying a lot of pressure. However, the therapist is getting deep into the tissues by manipulating the fascia.
Myofascial Release Massage Near Me
Herbs Etc has a staff of experienced, comforting staff of licensed massage therapists, including a specialist in myofascial release massage. If you would like to book an appointment, simply call (989) 773-3636.
120 Min: 109 | 90 Min: $89 | 60 Min: $59 | 30 Min: $39