Myofascial and Periosteal Deep Tissue Massage
The technology of myofascial relaxation (myofascial relizing technique) was developed in the U.S. by a group of specialists from Michigan College of osteopathic, and in subsequent years, was brought to the perfection. It’s a massage technique that uses friction and sustained pressure to release fascia. Fascia is a connective tissue that envelopes or binds internal body structures to support, separate and protect them. Normal fascia is relaxed and stretches and moves easily. Injury, tight muscles, hunched shoulders and slouching contribute to tightening fascia. Effects are cumulative, so repetitive motions or bad posture stiffen fascia more and more over time. The therapy seeks to release the fascia, returning it to a relaxed state.
What Causes Symptoms
The most common cause is repeated contraction of a muscle, which could be due to physical, mental or emotional stress as well as to repetitive motion. This taut band of muscle restricts the full range of motion, says Dr. Bennett, and refers pain centrifugally when stimulated.
Myofascial pain affects men and women equally, even though more women than men suffer from fibromyalgia, and the same treatment works equally well for both genders. If you feel a muscle knot or deep ache that gets steadily worse, regular myofascial massage therapy might provide relief.