Deep Tissue Massage
The Leasenby doctors and their staff use several types of deep tissue massage including Neuromuscular Massage, Myofascial Release, and Trigger Point Therapy depending on their assessment of your condition.
Neuromuscular Massage addresses postural imbalances (i.e. hip imbalance, scoliosis) and works the muscles in a deep and specific way to help correct imbalances and improve chronic pain conditions.
Myofascial Release is a slow, deep pressing massage, usually focused on one area of the body. This technique releases the fascia (a web of connective tissue around the muscles) which causes both restriction in movement and pain.
When there is persistent pain, stiffness or trauma to the muscles, the fascia begins to harden and to actually knit itself with little fibers to the surrounding tissue—bone, muscle, tendon and other connective tissue. This warm, pressing massage done very slowly, allows the fascia to return to a gel-like state and soften or disperse.
Trigger Point Therapy is a technique which locates points that are hyper-sensitive and refer pain to other areas. These often follow common patterns and can be seen on a trigger point chart.
We repeatedly apply deep holding pressure to these trigger points which is followed by stretching of the muscle. Often this releases the chronic pain pattern.
For more information, please call us at (630) 851-9222.