Myofascial Release has exploded on the therapeutic scene with a powerful impact and is recognized as one of the most effective forms of therapy. This form of therapy eases aches and pains by incorporating various stretches on parts of the body with short intervals. By manipulating the body’s fascia and connective tissue, muscles adhesions are dissolved between the skin and the muscle. We analyze and target the structures of your body to identify factors responsible for stress, strains, or injuries . This technique will lengthen and loosen the muscles and connective tissue thereby improving posture, easing pain, and restoring freedom of movement. If you suffer from chronic pain in the shoulders, back, neck, pelvis, or have holding patterns in any area of your body, myofascial release is highly recommended.
Trigger points, also known as muscle knots, occur when soft muscle tissue has become more dense over time with decreasing blood and lymph flow to the affected muscle. Trigger points occur after 3 months or more of chronic muscle fatigue or tension and are commonly related to bad posture, computer use, and daily stressors. Trigger points are most commonly found in the trapezius and rhomboid muscles of the neck and shoulders. Overtime the hardened tissue can become a daily source of intense pain or discomfort. Our therapists are trained to specifically identify and target these hot spots with deep compressive techniques to dissolve and alleviate the muscle knot. During compression of a trigger point the muscle may have local tenderness, referred pain, or a muscle twitch response upon stimulation. People who have chronic trigger points of over a year or more usually need longer sessions or weekly massages to gradually break down the hardened muscle into a more supple tissue.