What makes Myofascial Massage different from regular massage?
Regular massage typically uses techniques like knuckle kneading, folding, effleurage, vibrations, tapping, all used to create a response to the tissues. This could be for recovery, blood flow, relaxation, pre exercise, and even injury repair.
Myofascial Massage Bodywork is different in that client is assessed through static and movement assessments to see what compensations are happening. The practitioner can use theses compensations to have a starting point of typically overactive and tight muscles. Instead of using a series of techniques to stimulate a tissue response, the practitioner uses very deep, and very slow strokes that move the myofascial back to optimal mechanical position, releasing trigger point and reducing pain.
What is Myofascial Massage Bodywork good for?
It is very effective in reducing pain from a lack of mobility and flexibility.
Increases strength in the muscles.
Improves posture, leaving you to feeling more confident.
Is Myofascial Massage Bodywork based on scientific research?
YES! There are many schools of thought that all stem from the ideas and knowledge of fascia. Tom Myers Anatomy trains goes into great detail explaining the fascial system as it relates to manual bodywork and massage therapist.