Connective Tissue Massage

Connective Tissue Massage or also known as Myofascial Release Technique focuses on different layers of tissue (muscle, tendons, ligaments & fascia). It works to relax and lengthen the structures and it is effective in releasing  repetitive strain patterns. By applying gentle and deep massage techniques to the specific tension areas and muscle groups, the t intense pain is eased. It will strengthen and tone, so you will feel supple and rejuvenated.

Along with the general effects of Swedish massage and sports massage, Myofascial Release also has the following added benefits:

  • Helps to heal and strengthen deeper muscle fibres and connective tissue, such as ligaments and tendons
  • Helps to alleviate chronic muscle spasms often brought on by chronic lifestyle influences such as working at a desk, driving or performing manual work
  • Can help with repetitive strain injuries brought on by work or sport
  • Improves posture and well-being

Virtually everyone can receive Myofascial Release Technique. The work incorporates many of Ida Rolf’s ideas about structural alignment. Her theory of fascia being the organ of posture certainly holds true in the Myofascial Release experience. People report feeling longer, lighter and more open throughout their bodies. This new alignment requires less effort to maintain because the body is beginning to approach a more balanced vertical relationship with gravity. Within this improved body balance, dramatic changes in flexibility are common, as well as ease of movement for even the most chronically tense clients.

A session can be organized to focus on a particular client complaint (e.g., neck tension, carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatic pain). It can be helpful in preventing, as well as rehabilitating, many types of injuries. Fibromyalgia, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and other disorders affecting the neuromusculoskeletal system also can be addressed with connective tissue work.