As a massage therapist, understanding the anatomy of the human body is essential in order to provide each client with the best healing. Clients come into their appointments for unique reasons. Between relieving stress or healing an injury, it is important for the massage therapist to assess what type of massage will be the most beneficial.
The variety of massage modalities taught at Healing Hands gives students the opportunity to explore how they can enhance their career with the forms of healing they are most passionate about. The students in Laguna Hills, Escondido, and Kearny Mesa that are in our Holistic Health Practitioner Program are able to take courses that aid them in providing specialized healing.
One of those courses is Myofascial Release. This course focuses on certain trigger points in the body that relieve chronic pain.
What Is Myofascial Release
The term “myofascial” refers to pain that is caused by muscular irritation. Myofascial Meridians are imaginary lines of bones, muscles, and connective tissue that run throughout the entire body. These meridians work together as one system to bring balance to the structure and functions of the body. Massage therapists study Myofascial Meridians to understand what trigger point is responsible for the pain.
Clients can experience pain when myofascial tissues are unable to fully support the muscles. The tissues create sensitivity and tightness that disrupt the balance of these meridians. During this massage, therapists apply gentle pressure to the specific points that are causing pain.
The Benefits Of Myofascial Release
When the body’s functions are balanced, muscles are able to strengthen and stretch with ease. Myofascial release eases tension in the muscles in order for the body to perform efficiently. Massage therapists often use this modality for clients who are experiencing pain by improving joint range of motion, relieving muscle tension, and reducing inflammation.
Many clients who are athletes or practice vigorous exercise can benefit from this type of massage as their muscles are under constant strain. Through this modality, massage therapists are able to help prepare clients for more aggressive forms of strengthening and release pain and restricted flexibility in order to return to normal movement and even greater muscle function.
Myofascial Release At Healing Hands
In this course students will learn about these Meridians, their traceable and mapped patterns within the body, and techniques used to restore their balance. Through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice, students examine the lines and planes of strain, tension, and compensation found in the body-wide network of muscles and connective tissue. They will step away from looking at how muscles work individually and explore how they operate when working cross-functionally.
Students learn how therapy on a single muscle often has limited short-term benefits, whereas restoring balance to the body’s meridians can promote long-term structural integrity (healthy posture), flexibility and wellness in their clients.
Our next course in Myofascial Release begins August 31st in Escondido!
This class will be held from August 31st to October 28th every Sunday and Monday.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The courses that are included in our Holistic Health Practitioner Program provides students with the opportunity to begin their careers with a deep understanding of unique modalities they are passionate about.
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