What Are Fascial Massage Techniques And What Is Their Purpose?

Are you someone who has made complaints about the not getting a good night’s rest because body aches and pains in your back keep you awake? Have you ever wanted to shake the tension off your shoulders but just don’t know how by the time you reach your desk again in the morning? Do you find yourself suffering from continued muscle pain and spasms that extra Potassium isn’t quite going to fix? You might have an underlying cause behind these problems that often goes unnoticed, stemming from the tissue beneath your muscles – fascia – that can be treated with fascial massage methods.

A Fascial Massage Rubs The Root of The Problem

As mentioned, there’s a litany of illnesses and discomforts that fascial massage treatments are recommended for, and they’re not always so simple as “this spot on my back hurts,” but rather, there are areas on your body and organs and systems that your fascial tissue is connected to and creating a net-like bridge to one spot to another across the body. The fascia is located between muscles and wraps around them, as well as joints and bones. The fascial massage will target “trigger points” in your body, usually your back, neck, shoulders, lower back, buttocks, or legs, that will release the referred pain found somewhere else in the body.

How Does a Fascial Massage Work?

So this fascial tissue that is needing work and causing problems elsewhere in your body is still going to be very identifiable on your own body, with your own hands or by a professional therapist, depending on how you would like to handle you fascial massage. The fascial tissue will have identifiable “trigger points” which are essential to recovery. Trigger points can be found very easily because they are a point where there is a contraction of muscle fibers that has built up, creating the taught, tense, and unmalleable connective tissue. Finding the point by applying pressure, you will definitely feel the pressure and discomfort as it is being released through the fascial massage. The massage itself is gentle pressure applied directly to the point directly for a slower one- to two-minute period of time per trigger point in the fascial massage.

Fascial Tissue Recovery with Fascial Massage Treatments

Your fascial massage will lead you on your way to recovery for the entirety of your body and your wellness. Your general happiness and health will greatly improve, but other things like circulation, energy, strength, and flexibility will all be things that only improve greatly when you take care of your myofascial problems with fascial massage treatments as needed. If you’re someone who is incredibly active and find yourself needing them, you may need a fascial massage every few days. On the other hand, sometimes a few fascial massages over a few weeks is all that is needed in order to recover from the tension and pain from a more acute incident with damaged myofascial tissue, like car accidents and whiplash consequences.