Myofascial Release

Myofascial release is a hands-on massage therapy that has been used successfully for over 100 years.  Its purpose is to break down scar tissue, relax the muscle and myofascia and restore good posture.  Myofascial release technique uses slow and deep pressure to restore the health of the fascia. 

Myofascia is the dense tough tissue that covers all our muscles and bones.  It is strong and very flexible.  In its normal state, the myofascia is relaxed and soft. When you experience physical trauma or inflammation, the myofascia loses its pliability and can become tight, restricted and cause tension throughout the body.

Damaged or traumatized myofasica can lead to many problems such as muscle pain and spasm, chronic back pain, headaches, breathing problems, reduced flexibility, and poor posture.

Myofascial release therapy is used effectively to treat these symptoms by improving the health of the muscles and fascia, improving circulation and restoring correct posture.

A myofascial treatment ranges from very gentle to deep pressure.  Some clients report a slight burning sensation on the skin, which is normal and safe. Depending on the individual needs of the client, the therapist may choose from many myofascial release techniques.   Treatments last from 15 minutes to over an hour.

Registered massage therapists, physiotherapists, Hellerwork practitioners, and athletic therapists can help you determine if this treatment is suitable for you.