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Myofascial Massage Info

Myofascial Release Therapy

Myofascial release is a tender mixture of stretches and massage techniques. “Myo” means muscle. “Fascia” means band. Myofascial release therapy releases tension from the fibrous bands of connective tissue (fascia). It aims to free constrictions or blockages in the fascia, thereby alleviating problems with connective tissue scarring or injury.

Myofascial release therapy utilizes gentle, kneading manipulation that softly stretches, softens, lengthens and realigns fascia. Stretches are held for a couple of minutes until a softening or release is felt. These stretches are repeated until the tension is felt no more.

Ultimately, myofascial release can restore complete balance back to the body.

Helps to treat:

back pain
muscle spasms
chronic fatigue syndrome
rheumatoid arthritis
carpal tunnel syndrome
menstrual problems
tennis or golfer’s elbow
shin splints
frozen shoulder
whiplash injuries

Who needs it?

People with any of the above conditions
Children with birth trauma, head injuries, cerebral palsy, and scoliosis

How often should you get it?

A myofascial release session may last up to two hours and can be administered one to three times per week depending on a patient’s condition, but is recommended a minimum of every 4 weeks.

After your massage:

Stay hydrated
Avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol for 24 hours
Avoid overly strenuous exercise for 24 hours

As always, it’s important to allow your body time to rest and heal from within!