A hands-on manipulation of the soft tissue of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Treatment will have a therapeutic effect and improve health by acting directly on the muscles, nervous and circulatory system. Some conditions, just to name a few, which respond well to therapeutic massage, are:
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder tension
- Pain (general)
- Sports injuries
- Stress / Anxiety
- Tension headaches
- Reduced range of motion
Is the foundation for all other massages. It uses a firm but gentle pressue to improve the circulation, ease muscle aches and tension, improve flexibility and create relaxation by using the following different movements:
"Myo" refers to muscle, and "fascia" is located between the skin and the underlying structure of muscle and bone, it is a seamless web of connective tissue that covers and connects the muscles, organs, and skeletal structures in our body. Muscle and fascia are united forming the myofascia system.
Injuries, stress, inflammation, trauma, and poor posture can cause restriction to fascia. Since fascia is an interconnected web, the restriction or tightness to fascia at a place, with time can spread to other places in the body like a pull in a sweater. The goal of myofascial release is to release fascia restriction and restore its tissue health by applying a slow application of friction to the effected area, therefore releasing adhesed tissues, resulting in increased range of motion and blood flow.
Trigger point therapy
involves direct pressure on one area of a muscle to break the pain-spasm-pain cycle. This often results in referred pain to other muscles. This pressure may be held until referred pain and tenderness decrease, and then repeated. The result is an increase in blood flow as well as a decrease in toxins, thus breaking the cycle. It has been proven effective for the relief of soft-tissue pain.
Increases flexibility, range of motion to joints, and helps prevent injuries to tendons, ligaments and muscles.