Myofascial Release/ Connective Tissue Therapy:
All the structures in the body are surrounded, protected and supported by superficial and middle layers of connective tissue, otherwise known as fascia. Fascia forms the elastic sheaths that connect muscles in continuous chains throughout the body. In addition to muscles, it provides the structural support for the skeleton and soft tissues such as tendons and organs. Connective tissue therapy manipulates the fascia, effectively promoting relaxation, vitality and increased awareness of where our body is in space. Under pressure and heat from the practitioner’s hands, the fascia holds the ability to be melted and molded into its optimal state if out of alignment. This form of massage therapy can be of benefit to almost anyone and has been effective in relieving chronic tension, improving posture and relieving painful symptoms of cuff injuries, scoliosis, low back pain, arthritis, tendonitis, TMJ, sciatica and more. This particular technique is the foundation of all of my work, including the 10 series of Structural Integration. It is incorporated into all the deep tissue and relaxation massages I offer as well as my therapeutic work.