Maybe that stiffness in your body wasn’t from sleeping funny. You may be experiencing constricted fascia. Myofascial therapy can give you relief.
Our bodies’ muscleature is wrapped in a tough sheath, called the fascia. Sometimes, especially if your muscles are chronically tight, your fascia can become rigid. This can cause it to adhere to the muscle tissue. Like wearing a coat that’s two sizes too small, tight fascia can leave you feeling literally uncomfortable in your own skin. In other words, myofascial release can bring relief.
What Is Myofascial Therapy?
Imagine a cold stick of butter, straight out of the refrigerator. It would be hard to make an indentation by pressing your finger on it. But as the butter comes to room temperature, it becomes softer and more pliable. That’s kind of how it is with your body’s fascia.
When your fascia is “bunched up” and taut, you may experience stiffness and pain. This massage modality is gentle, safe, and effective. Additionally, it helps restore your range of motion by reducing adhesions in your connective tissue. Unlike Swedish massage or deep tissue massage, this form of therapy is performed without massage oil or deep pressure. Instead, through gentle and sustained pressure, we coax your fascia to stretch, release, and lie flat.
We’ll begin your appointment with a private consultation so we can customize your massage plan. If you’re experiencing flexibility and mobility challenges, we’ll also start by getting a baseline so we can mark your progress along the way.
We’ll help you regain flexibility and muscle function, improving your overall mobility. For example, clients sometimes deal with Temporo-Mandibular Joint Disorder or carpal tunnel syndrome. These clients can often experience tightness in their tissues, lack of body alignment, and the painful sensation of excess pressure in their bodies. Therefore, an experienced, trained, and certified massage practitioner can help restore your ease of motion using myofascial therapy. With this in mind, book your appointment today.