There are many different massage techniques offered by our therapists at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. One which is less well known, but that can be of great use, is myofascial massage.
Fascia is the connective tissue of the body, touching muscles, ligaments, bones, and organs. When you affect the fascia through myofascial massage, you can influence tension in parts of the body distant from the specific area receiving work. This type of bodywork can be especially useful when focusing on long-term pain and tension patterns, as well as issues to do with flexibility and uneven muscular tone. Many people have experienced some of the benefits of myofascial release through foam rolling; a massage therapist works within that same network but in a much more specific and nuanced way.
All of our therapists are trained in myofascial bodywork, though the techniques they use vary. You can experience myofascial work as part of our integrated massage sessions, or in Aston-Patterning sessions, where the hands-on work is primarily myofascial in nature.
Learn more on the Integrative Bodywork Clinic page!
Amanda Skidmore is a staff member of the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, where she helps people release long-held tension and pain patterns, while also teaching them how to use their bodies with greater ease and efficiency. For more information, give us a call or visit the front desk.