Myofascial Massage Q & A

What is myofascial massage?

 

Movent without pain is contingent upon tissue that’s free from tension or stiffness, which is where myofascial massage comes in. Targeting the connective tissue of your body and releasing fascial adhesions to restore mobility to your tissues. This massage therapy targets your connective tissue to improve its elasticity and mobility, allowing you to move about freely again. This can relieve pain and restore function. Call or book an appointment online to learn more.

What is myofascial tissue?

Myofascial tissues are the membranes that connect and support your muscles. When functioning properly, these membranes are soft and elastic, working with your muscles for maximum performance and mobility. When these membranes tighten or become stiff, they work against your muscles, causing pain and decreased movement.

What happens during a myofascial massage?

Using friction, pressure, and heat fascia is made elastic again and brought back twords anotomical neutral, the "pre-set" of the body. At the same time adheisions are broken up and dissolved to allow proper freedom of movement.

 

Are there any risks with myofascial massage?

Since myofascial massage is noninvasive, the treatment carries few risks. In some cases, however, this type of massage shouldn’t be used, such as:

  • Open wounds or burns
  • Broken bones
  • Weakened bones
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Anyone taking blood thinners

To learn more about myofascial massage, call Dennis Miller, DC, or schedule an appointment using the easy online booking tool.