Myofascial therapy is a type of bodywork that focuses on the connective tissue (fascia) of the body to promote structural balance, functional performance, flexibility, and neurosomatic awareness. Fascia surrounds every muscle, every muscle fiber, blood vessels, organs, and nerves, binding some structures together while letting others to slide smoothly over each other.
Fascia is designed to be elastic and move freely with muscles and bones. Injury, stress, work-related repetitive movements and the effects of aging can cause fascia to lose its elasticity and become shorter, tighter, and more dense. Tightened fascia pulls our muscles and skeleton out of proper alignment and posture, which can cause pain, discomfort, and fatigue.
Myofascial therapy works to lengthen, stretch, and soften this tissue to restore postural balance, ease of movement, and a feeling of being more at home - in your own body. This type of treatment is most effective when delivered in a series of sessions that focus on both full-body treatment as well as region-specific concerns.
All techniques are delivered slowly, allowing the connective tissue to adjust to the applied pressure, increasing enough heat to create a thixotropic effect that will have long-lasting benefits. A modest amount of lubricant is used to increase heat potential at the dermal and fascial levels while decreasing any skin irritation. Myofascial Treatment is not a passive massage. You periodically perform small movements at specific joints to mobilize muscle fibers and, thus, enhance treatment effects. After completing work on one side of your body, you will have the opportunity to get up from the table in order to stand and walk in gravity. This kinesthetic feedback allows you to assess the effects of the work; it also heightens your awareness of how your body can feel.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to prepare yourself for services and begin relaxing.
Please understand that late arrivals will not receive an extension of scheduled treatment.
We appreciate a 24 hour notice for cancellations of all services. Failure to do so may result in a fee of 50% of your
scheduled service charge. "No show" appointments will be charged full price as reimbursement for my time.
Please note that I do not accept insurance at this time, but can provide a receipt so that you can seek
reimbursement from your insurance company.
All services are charged in 30 minute increments. 30 min session - $40
60 min session - $70
90 min session - $90