Myofascial Release

 

Good For People Looking For: Relief from restrictions or adhesions (scar tissue) in the tissue.

Myofascial release focuses on engaging and releasing the myofascial tissue or fascia that is restricted. The technique involves loading the fascia with a constant force applied by the hands, forearm or elbow of the therapist until tissue release occurs. This technique seeks changes to the myofascial structures by stretching, elongation of the fascia, or mobilization of adhesions between the fascia and the muscle tissues. The therapist will move slowly into deeper the layers of the fascia until the deep tissues are released.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Will it Feel Like?
It can feel like a mild friction burn as this therapy stretches your skin.

Will It Hurt?
There may be a mild burning sensation.

How Does It Work?

Shearing pressure is used to push the skin in different directions. The push is held and then released to target the scar tissue in deeper levels.

Where on the Body will the work be done?

Anywhere there is scar tissue.

How many treatments will I need?

Myofascial is not usually a standalone treatment and is usually done in conjunction with Swedish Massage.  Number of treatments will depend on the amount of adhesion.

How long of a session should I book?

Anywhere from 30 – 90 minutes.