Thursday, September 10, 2015

Myofascial Release Technique Now a Key Skill for Massage Therapists

Every month we receive questions about the program and courses at Aspen Massage Institute. Most people are amazed by the large number of techniques and the in depth instruction we provide. It has always been our goal to provide more than expected and to give our students everything they need to succeed in this fast growing industry.

Relieving Pain through Massage Therapy

One area of particular interest to many is MFR. Myofascial release or MFR is a hands-on technique massage therapists use to apply careful sustained pressure to the myofascial connective tissues. It is a safe and effective way to treat muscle immobility and pain. It can also improve blood flow and help with muscle recovery. This homeopathic approach has grown in popularity since most people don’t want to rely on drugs or harmful narcotics to continually combat pain caused by trauma, TMJ or sore muscles.

Myofascial therapy is used to stretch and release the fascia to allow the muscle fibers to relax and move freely. This allows the return of blood flow to the area and promotes healing. The therapist uses gentle sustained pressure directly to the area to promote the release of the fascia. It is often called myofascial trigger point therapy due to the focused pressure.

The focus on connective tissue helps clients to move more freely and be pain free without the need of pain relievers. In addition it is fundamental knowledge that is necessary when doing deep tissue massage. Proper instruction is crucial in order to relieve the client’s pain and prevent further injury.

Courses Designed for Students

Myfascial Release at Aspen Massage InstituteAll of our courses are carefully designed to ensure our students have detailed knowledge in all aspects of massage therapy. While this can seem overwhelming when reviewing the course schedule, our instructors are always focused on the needs of our students and work diligently to provide instruction and mentorship.

We pride ourselves for our hands-on education. Too many institutions require students to sit and listen to lectures. After detailed instruction our students practice what they’ve learned under the watchful eyes of our instructors. We have found that this builds a strong foundation of skills, confidence and the necessary training our students need and deserve.

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If you are interested in a career in massage therapy it is important you learn from the best. Our certified team loves what they do and it shows in the classroom. Please visit our website to see a full description of our program and courses. In addition check out our Facebook page and like us to get regular updates and become part of our family. Start your journey to a career you will love!

1 comment:

  1. TMJ is not, in itself a disorder. It stands for Temporomandibular Joint. TMJ Disorder or Dysfunction is a condition that may cause pain or discomfort, but not the joint.





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