Health Hints: Improve Flexibility with Myofacial Release
Do you suffer from chronic pain or limited flexibility after physical exercise? If the answer is yes, consider a massage using Myofacial Release (MR) techniques to help improve function and flexibility by relaxing and lengthening the muscles and soft tissues.
MR and Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) can soothe symptoms of muscle and joint pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, migraines, carpal tunnel syndrome and shoulder or hip alignment related injuries. It works by releasing the “fascia,” the connective tissues that surrounds muscles throughout the body.
MR massage uses light, sustained pressure on soft tissues to free blockages and restrictions in the fascia. The result is greater flexibility, increased immune function and a less pain. At Spa of the Rockies we have MR certified massage therapists on staff, but you can also try SMR at home or between massage appointments. To help with at-home SMR treatments, the Rad Roller, available in the Spa Boutique, is an affordable, easy to use tool. Learn more about SMR or make an appointment for an MR massage at the Spa of the Rockies.