Many don’t realize how organ restriction can contribute to tightness, pain, and a lack of mobility throughout the body. At Lifepath Dental & Wellness, our experienced RMTs provide Visceral & Myofascial Massage Therapy treatments to gently manipulate the soft tissues surrounding your organs and muscles, helping them to release tension and restore their natural range of motion.
What Is Visceral Massage Therapy?
Visceral massage therapy is the practice of your massage therapist using their hands to move and release fascial restrictions in your abdomen or pelvis, thus encouraging the normal movement and function of your internal organs.
It can be common for most people to seek chiropractic, physiotherapy, or regular massage therapy to treat pain and alignment issues, but unfortunately, most of the time, you may only be treating the outer shell of the problem.
Since most practitioners don’t consider how the inside of the body affects the outside, they fail to take into account how your trunk and pelvis form an outer shell to protect your internal organs. These organs are not just floating loosely; they are supported by tissue called "fascia" and "pleura". The whole system is under pressure, compressing everything tightly together. That pressure then affects the body’s ability to move and function properly.
Visceral manipulation is a light-touch therapy that can be the missing piece of the puzzle for those clients who suffer from persistent, stubborn pain issues. Combined with other forms of manual therapy, it can be used to release fascial restrictions in your abdomen and pelvis, encouraging normal movement and function of your internal organs.
What Is Myofascial Massage?
Myofascial release is used to release restrictions in connective tissue. -It is a non-invasive, soft-tissue treatment that can be used to identify and break down scar tissue. Scar tissue can cause muscle stiffness, weakness, pain, numbness, and dysfunction in the body. By using light kneading motions and specially designed instruments, our massage therapists can break down these adhesions, restoring proper function.