Q1. What is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial Release a profound whole system therapy. It can utilize more “strong arm” soft tissue mobilization or off the body energy work. But mostly, it is the use of long sustained compression or resistance provided by the therapists’ hands to facilitate a deep release of muscle and connective tissues. To get a more in depth (pardon the pun!) explanation, check out our Blog on Myofascial Release (MFR) for more details.
Q2. What is integrated massage therapy/bodywork?
Integrated massage therapy/bodywork is just what it sounds like! The use of many different techniques and modalities (types of massage) in combination to effect the best possible results.
Q3. Do I need to do anything in advance of our session?
DRINK WATER! Our Fascia is mostly water, so to have the most impact it is important that your tissue be hydrated. You will want to drink lots of water after our session, too, to help flush out your tissues of the chemicals we release.
Q4. Is there anything special I need to do/know for a Myofascial Release session?
Have clean and LOTION-FREE skin. This technique doesn’t work with oil/lotion making you slippery. Men, wear a pair of shorts you will feel comfortable/secure in while your therapist moves your legs around. Women, have on a two-piece bathing suit OR sports bra and underwear/shorts, preferably shorts that will allow access to upper thighs and glutes while still making you feel comfortable/secure as your therapist moves your legs around.
Q5. What do you mean when you say mindbody?
A term we use a lot is “mindbody.” Since language is the manifestation of thought into the external world, we think it is important to say what we mean. People are always talking about the connection between mind and body. This language reinforces a perceived separation of mind and body. Our understanding, through personal experience and years of practice as therapists, is that there is no separation between mind and body. For more about this, check out the 3-part blog series on Mindbody:
- Mindbody Part 1: The Mind-Body Connection; the Fallacy of Separation
- Mindbody Part 2: Being Present; Navigating the Internal Landscape
- Mindbody Part 3: Cultivating Relationship of Self and Manifesting a New World
Q6. Where can I find more information on the techniques used?
Read Services for more details.
Q7. What are knots?
The simplified answer is that knots are restrictions in your myofascia (fascia of the muscle tissue). These restrictions are the result of various kinds of stress and injury your mindbody undergoes in life. Whether a car accident, falling out of a tree as a kid, sitting at a desk all day or even a heartbreak can cause restrictions/knots/discomfort/dis-ease in your mindbody.