The Deep Tissue massage technique that I use is also known as Structural Myofascial Therapy (SMFT), It is a deep, hands on therapeutic technique that is combined with postural awareness exercises to treat the body’s myofascial system. Fascia is the membrane, or envelope, which surrounds the muscle tissue. This membrane is always affected when there has been injury or surgery. The fascia becomes less flexible and supple. This in turn creates tightness and decreases range of motion.
SMFT directly treats the myofascia to liberating this tight fascia, bring the body back to its normal texture and increasing its range of movement. This technique uses a dedicated set of techniques and strokes to achieve a higher measure of efficiency than regular relaxation massages. It is a technique that works both the superficial and deep layers of muscles, fascia, and other structures in a deliberate and focused manner to specific areas of the body. SMFT is highly recommended for physically active people (athletes, dancers, musicians, those whose work involves heavy labour, etc) as well as those with chronic muscle tension or pain.
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage – (SMFT)
- Increased Blood Flow
- Rejuvenation of myofascial tissue
- Increased range of motion
- Reduced Chronic Pain
The fascia is a type of tissue that covers all of the muscles, organs, and bones in your body. It plays a key role in posture and movement. This tissue is negatively affected when you receive any sort of injury, including sports, repetitive strain/body overuse, or any sort of accident (car accident, slip and fall, sprains and strains, etc). After the injury, the fascia will become less elastic, causing stiffness and decreased range of motion.
Benefits of massage for athletes and active individuals include:
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