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Myofascial Release (Myofascial Massage)

 
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Myofascial Release (Myofascial Massage) is an effective manual technique that can be used to relieve, reduce, or eliminate scar tissues and adhesions caused from injury, surgery, or tissue strain.
(Click here to learn how Myofascial Release can help reduce and manage chronic pain.)
Myofascial Release is a form of bodywork that involves very slow, gentle stretching of connective tissue called fascia to help eliminate restrictions that cause pain and restore normal motion. 
 

What is Fascia?

 
If you have ever peeled the skin off of a chicken breast, you have seen fascia. 

It is the white, web-like structure that holds the skin to the muscle.  Fascia is woven throughout our bodies.  It begins just under the skin, envelops our muscles, and goes as deep as the bone. 

Fascia grows to the shape in which we commonly hold our bodies and acts like a form of shrink-wrap to provide extra support.  While this helps our muscles from becoming so fatigued, it causes restriction in movement and can keep our bodies from returning to the correct anatomical position which leads to misalignment and pain.

Restrictions in the fascial tissue also can be caused by trauma, inflammation, and surgical procedures. 
Fascial restrictions can create tensile pressures as high as 2,000 pounds per square inch! 

With such intense pressure, it is no wonder that people who have fascial restrictions have pain.

Oftentimes people with fascial pain go to the doctor who sends them for x-rays, CAT scans, myelograms, electromyography, and so forth, but nothing is ever discovered because these methods do not look at fascia.  The hands of a well-trained myofascial therapist by contrast can locate these restrictions with extreme precision and can release them gently to eliminate the pain.

 

 

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Lymphatic Massage
Albuquerque 

Plastic Surgery?

Recover Faster with

Post Op Lymphatic Massage 

FROM A LICENSED PROFESSIONAL
WHO SPECIALIZES IN POST-OP MASSAGE
To Help Get rid of those lumps

 

Didn’t Have Surgery?

Feel Better Today With a
Lymphatic Detox Massage

or
Get Relief for Your Swelling

 

 

Shannon Goins, Certified Lymphedema Therapist - Pain & Swelling Solutions, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Certified Cupping Therapist
Shannon Goins-Blair, CLT-LANA
Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Board Certified LMT
Alternative Health Practitioner

Terapeuta linfática certificada
LMT certificado por la junta

Having Trouble Making Your Appointment?

How to Use the Online Booking System

 

Am I the Right Therapist for You?

 
 

Recuperarse más rápido.
Sentirse mejor hoy.

Doy la bienvenida a los clientes
que hablan español.

Si no habla inglés, envíeme un mensaje de texto al 505-554-5185 o correo electrónico en español.

¡No hablo mucho español, pero estoy aprendiendo!

Puedo comunicarme contigo usando el traductor de google. Muchos de mis clientes no hablan inglés y no tengo problemas para comunicarme con ellos.

Pain & Swelling Solutions
2620 San Mateo Blvd NE, Suite E   
Albuquerque

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How Can Myofascial Massage (Myofascial Release) Help With Pain and with Post Op Problems?

 
Before we can talk about how Myofascial Release can help reduce pain and benefit post op patients, we need a better understanding of what fascia is and how it functions.  We already know that it is woven throughout the body from as superficial as directly below the skin, wrapping each muscle, and going as deep as attaching to the bone. 
A good way to envision how the fascia envelops each muscle is to think of how the pith of an orange surrounds each segment and holds them together as a whole.
 
Each section of an orange is surrounded by pith just like each muscle in the body is surrounded by fascia.
Each section of an orange is surrounded by pith just like each muscle in the body is surrounded by fascia.
 

In addition, fascia has many layers.  So, for example, if you looked at the fascia that wraps around a muscle, it would not be a single sheet.  There would be multiple layers of fascia that overlay one another much like phyllo pastry, the stuff used to make the delicious dessert dish Baklava, but they are much, much thinner.

 
what is fascia like? myofascial massage Albuquerque
 
Fascia is like the layers of Phyllo Pastry
 
Next, let’s examine a single layer of fascia and talk about its structure.  
Each layer of healthy fascia is like a spider web.  
 
what is fascia like? myofascial massage Albuquerque, NM


Healthy fascia is like a spider’s web in that it is highly organized in a functional structure. 

 

When fascia becomes injured through trauma, surgery (like a knee replacement or plastic surgery), or other form of injury (including overuse/misuse), it becomes chaotic in structure and looks like a ball of yarn that has been played with by a kitten.
 
what is damaged fascia like? myofascial massage Albuquerque

 

Unhealthy fascia is a tangled mess. This ineffectual structure can lead to pain. 


When fascia is no longer structured optimally, the web-like structures tend to become stiff and respond in a less fluid-like manner.   When we go to move it doesn’t stretch.  Instead, it holds us in position and can feel like burning when we try to reach or stretch.

Myofascial Release Massage uses gentle pressure and friction to get the fascia to change from a solid to a gel state.  Once that happens, it is possible to realign the fibers so that they are nice and neat again.  The end result is that muscles are looser, your alignment is better, and you don’t have pain where you once did.  In the hands of an experienced practitioner, it is a gentle release that actually feels good and relaxing.

Furthermore, research has shown that myofascial release reduces inflammation and helps to restore muscle function following exercise.

 
Myofascial Release can make a
tremendous difference in how you
move, breathe, and feel.  
It is great if you have an old injury or surgery
that keeps you from being 100%
 
woman feeling great after myofascial release

And Feel Better Today!