Pathways to Healing Offers Myofascial Release
Oct 30, 2016 11:15PM
Licensed Massage Therapist Laura M. Bennetti provides myofascial release treatments at Pathways to Healing, in Reading. Myofascial release works within the fascia system, which is essentially the memory bank of muscles. During the 60- or 90-minute sessions, sustained pressure is used to restore the proper health of the fascia. This technique breaks down scar tissue, relaxes the muscles and restores good posture.
Myofascial release has been used effectively for low back pain, headaches, neck stiffness, shoulder injuries, arthritic conditions and sports injuries. Results include: reduction in muscle spasms, improved joint movement, decreased muscle tension, improved breathing and reduction in injuries.
“Fascia takes on abnormal patterns because it is where humans physically hold emotions or trauma in the body,” shares Bennetti. “The ultimate goal is to assist clients in releasing those abnormal patterns and return the body to homeostasis.”
Bennetti believes that education is an important part of the treatment process. She takes time to learn what has caused her clients pain or discomfort, discusses what will be addressed and educates clients during sessions so that they understand the process while the treatment is taking place.
In addition to myofascial release, Bennetti also provides the following modalities: integrated full-body massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone therapy, trigger point therapy, pre/post-natal massage, hot and cold deep tissue therapy and sports massage.