Advanced Massage is given for the benefit of improving structural balance, function and movement of your body. Myofascial release and / or cupping are used for this treatment.
Holistic Therapy at Captain’s Den offers myofascial release, integrated with your massage to release fascia (connective tissue).
*NEW* Cupping; integrated with your advanced massage to deliver a deeper tissue therapy. Click here for further information on Cupping.
Postural analysis is assessed during your appointment with trigger point assessment analysed along with stretching of key areas which cause discomfort. This all works towards promoting mobilisation and self care for improvement of your condition. (Photos may be taken using your devise to highlight your posture)
What is Advanced Massage Therapy?
Advanced Massage Therapy is a treatment which works to release tension in the fascia / connective tissue of the body (Myofascial Release). Myofascial Release (MFR) releases fascia, in turn, the tension around muscles which have spasmed. This release will allow the muscles to work efficiently and allow the chronic patterns of dysfunction to move more freely. Myofascial Release Therapy has become a very popular technique in the last few years but has been available for hundreds of years!
Myo = muscle Fascia = band
” The Fascia proves itself to be the probable matrix of life & death.” A.T.Still. 1899
Dr Ida Rolf; the first to popularise fascial work. She found the application of very considerable force along the fascial layers resulted in a change on their density and tension. Fascia goes from dense gel state to fluid state.
John.F.Barnes “Health is not only about feeling better but getting better at feeling”.
How does Myofascial Release work?
When muscles contract, they stretch fascia, so when fascia is stretched, it needs releasing. The skin is massaged then with a slow massage technique. The fascia is softened from a tense state to a softened state. The release occurs after passing over the tension area several times and the soft tissue is released. There is a measurable effectiveness as functionally you will feel the improvement as there is a change in muscle resistance.
Therapeutic Stretches Tailored to Your Needs
You can perform Myofascial Release on yourself daily by slow gentle stretches for up to 30 seconds also regular relaxation. Try yoga or pilates, classes offer superb techniques to aid strength and flexibility.
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