Myofascial release now provided at Hawaiian Experience Day Spa in Scottsdale, ArizonaMedical Massage — By Steve Ibach on December 9, 2010 at 12:57 pm
As the name would suggest, Scottsdale’s Hawaiian Experience Day Spa is well known for its unique theme and Hawaiian based services and products. The Phoenix valley spa offers dozens of treatments that are based on Hawaiian culture or use organic Hawaiian spa products including Lomi Lomi massage, Kaua’i’s Malie Organics Body Scrub Rituals, Lomi for Lovers Couples massages, organic ocean facials and much more. However, the day spa has another side that is less obvious: it is also well known for it’s medical level massage therapy which now includes Myofascial Release.
Myofascial release is a technique wherein a specially trained therapist “releases” restrictions in your body’s fascia. Fascia is a very strong type of connective tissue that is just under your skin and surrounds your entire body. It also interweaves itself through your body and surrounds every muscle, nerve, blood vessel, and organ in your body. The biological purpose of fascia is basically to hold your body together. It is extremely strong and has a tensile strength of over 2,000 pounds per square inch. When the fascia is restricted, this enormous pressure is exerted on the body’s nerves, muscles, and other components causing chronic pain.
Fascia restrictions are caused by trauma, surgical procedures, inflammatory responses, and more. This causes the fascia that encases your entire body as a whole, as well as its individual components, to bind too tightly around the underlying structures. This phenomenon has been described as a straightjacket that restricts natural movements and overly compresses the body’s structures.
While fascia is extremely strong the techniques used to release and realign it are gentle. Fascia cannot be forced into place therefore deep pressure is not needed. Instead the therapist applies gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial restrictions to “melt” the fascia, allowing it to reset itself. The treatment is done with little or no massage oil or lotion. Myofascial release is a recognized medical level treatment and is performed around the world, often by physicians. It is helpful in reducing or eliminating pain in situations where other therapies have been ineffective.
Myofascial release is effective in the treatment chronic pain as well as in providing a general release for your body. The treatment can be very relaxing. After a session, clients often say they feel that their body feels freer, like a pressure has been taken off them.
While the use of myofascial release has been an internationally recognized medical treatment for decades, its use has been increasing among advanced massage therapists partially as the result of efforts and training provided by John Barnes, Physical Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist. According to Mr. Barnes’ website myofascial release can be effective in treating the following conditions:
- Back Pain
- Pelvic Pain
- Neck Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Chronic Pain
- Disc Problems
- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
- Neurological Dysfunction
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Carpal Tunnel
- Jaw Pain (TMJ)
- Painful Scars
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Women’s Health Issues
For years, many Phoenix and Scottsdale physicians have referred patients to Hawaiian Experience Spa for neuromuscular massage, advanced therapeutic massage, lymphatic drainage massage, and other medical massage services. Now, with the addition of Myofascial Release therapy, the massage therapists at the day spa have a new tool to assist clients suffering from chronic pain or stress.
Please follow this link if you would like visit the Scottsdale / Phoenix Myofascial Release page of Hawaiian Experience Day Spa.
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