Therapeutic Massage

What is Myofascial Release?

Myofascial Release Therapy treats the whole person intellectually, emotionally and structurally having a profound effect on the body’s own ability to eliminate pain, restore motion and enhance personal growth and awareness.  Based on the methods of John F. Barnes, this highly effective massage therapy technique is a hands-on approach applying gentle sustained pressure to the fascia relieving tension and pain caused by tightness and restriction within the body’s deep tissue. Connective tissues called fascia surround the muscles, bones, nerves, blood vessels and organs of the body.  The fascia is a specialized system of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider’s web or a sweater.  Pain is caused by tightness within the body’s deep tissue that creates pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in any of the standard tests (x-rays, MRI’s, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.).  With gentle sustained pressure, one can relieve tension and pain by releasing and lengthening the fascia, which allows muscles to return back to their correct position, length and function. Physical and emotional trauma, scarring and inflammation cause fascia to lose pliability and stability.  Whether to overcome tension in the fascia due to trauma, posture, inflammation, sports related injuries, chronic pain, post surgical procedures or simple muscle fatigue and soreness due to stress and overuse, Myofascial Release is an effective approach toward healing and restoring balance to the body.

What you expect from a massage session

Whether you seek massage for a specific concern or simply to relax and find balance, all massages are tailored specifically for Lisa’s clients based on their needs, their limitations, and most importantly their goals. At Sanãre, we have created a safe and private environment.  Our calming atmosphere with soothing music and tranquil sounds of falling water will allow you to let go and restore.  Working with all ages, from high school athletes to senior citizens, a massage at Sanãre will offer you the potential to achieve optimal health.  Traditional draping techniques are used and for the purpose of posture evaluation, bathing suit or sports bra and shorts is recommended for women and loose gym shorts for men.

Lisa’s goal as a massage therapist

Our personality is so affected by how we feel within and Myofascial Release offers one the potential to free up our emotions and allow our bodies to heal our wounds, both new and old. Whether working through an injury or an athlete seeking optimal performance, Myofascial Release is an effective treatment and Lisa’s goal is to help her clients understand their own body’s innate capacity to heal and find its own synthetic free balance.

LISA STREGER, L.M.B.T.