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Myofascial Deep Tissue Massage

Chronic pain and restricted movement can seriously hinder your day-to-day activities. Who has time for that? Fortunately, there’s a solution that will not only relieve your pain, but also restore your mobility. Myofascial therapy — more commonly known as deep tissue massage — goes beyond your typical relaxation massage and addresses the root cause of your chronic pain and tension.

What is myofascial massage and how does it work?

Myofascial massage is also referred to as myofascial release or deep tissue massage. It’s a targeted massage therapy technique that focuses on your myofascial tissues. These are tissues that encase the muscles all over your body. More often than not, pain originates from specific areas called trigger points.

During a myofascial massage, your therapist will apply slow, sustained pressure to help release pain and tension from:

  • Trigger points – small, hypersensitive knots in your muscles that cause pain and limit your movement
  • Muscle adhesion – areas of your myofascial and muscle tissues that are tight and restricted, causing pain, limited mobility, and inflammation

What does myofascial release do?

By applying pressure and using techniques such as compression, stretching, and trigger point therapy, myofascial massage therapy aims to:

  • Release tension in the myofascial tissues and muscles
  • Improve blood circulation and promote healing
  • Break down scar tissue and adhesions
  • Increase flexibility and range of motion
  • Less pain and discomfort, more relief and tranquility

Does deep tissue massage hurt?

Depending on the person and their pain tolerance, myofascial massage can be intense, especially if you have a lot of tight muscles or trigger points.

However, it shouldn’t be excruciatingly painful. Here are some pointers to remember during your Myofascial Massage session:

  • Communication is key. A good massage therapist will always ask you about your pain tolerance and adjust the pressure accordingly.
  • Deep pressure focus — not pain. While the myofascial massage experience might be deep and firm, you shouldn’t feel sharp or extreme pain. The pressure should be felt deep within your muscle tissues and not on the surface of your skin.
  • Start soft and slow. If you’re a beginner in myofascial massage or massage in general, it’s recommended to start slow by asking for a lighter pressure level. From there, you can gradually increase the pressure and intensity as your muscles become accustomed to the technique.

Free Yourself from Pain with Myofascial Deep Tissue Massage in Buffalo, NY

At Elements of Life, your comfort and relief at the end of every session are our priorities. Our highly trained and skilled therapists
Myofascial Massage Therapy is complementary and should now be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor before starting any new massage therapy, especially if you have any chronic health conditions.