with Great Plains Pilates and Physical Therapy
7602 Pacific St., Ste 301, Omaha, NE

402-650-9311
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Specializing in CranioSacral, Massage Therapy and Yoga Classes and Focus Dialogue Technique.
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Does Chronic Pain Limit Your Activity and Keep You From Focusing on Things you Care About?

Therapeutic Massage and Myofascial Release Can Loosen Your Pain Points and Provide Immediate Relief

back massageHannah (not her real name) suffered a severe cervical sprain, more commonly known as a whiplash, in an accident several years ago. It damaged ligaments in her neck and left the vertebrae out of their natural position. Now she suffers from chronic muscle tightness and arthritis in her neck. Compensating for the neck injury, the muscles in her shoulders and upper back can get unusually tight and painful.

Hannah has opted for monthly massage appointments with Ann to treat the injury and its consequences. Her sessions typically blend classic Swedish massage (include a link to definition of Swedish massage below) and myofascial release (include a link to the lower part of this page where mfr is explained). She has found that a regular schedule of treatments has helped her find significant relief. It manages her discomfort, and stays ahead of any debilitating pain.

How Massage and Myofascial Release Might Help You

Our bodies really take a beating as we go through life.

  • Aging
  • Injuries
  • Surgery
  • Acute Illness
  • Emotional duress
  • Addictions
  • Childhood or adulthood abuse
  • Rigors of exercising
  • Effects of living a sedentary lifestyle
  • Chronic illness such as cancer and its treatments, Parkinson’s Disease, or Fibromyalgia.
  • Being a care-giver of someone suffering a chronic illness.

Muscles tighten up. Joints get stiff. Injuries happen. We lose our straight posture and stoop forward. We suffer lower back pain. Our shoulders and neck carry our stress and become increasingly inflexible. Our bodies hold our emotional and spiritual energy. That’s a lot to carry!

Under the wear and tear of life, our natural flow of energy gets blocked. Regular massage and myofascial release help open up those areas of congestion.

These therapies:

  • help us stand upright.
  • keep our life energy flowing normally.
  • treat areas of chronic pain.
  • help us relax.

How Does This Happen?

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage, created in Europe, is the classic kind of massage people usually think of when they hear the word "massage." It is a combination of sliding movements and kneading techniques. It can also include the therapist gently stretching and bending joints. This therapy improves circulation of both blood and lymphatic system and helps muscle tissue relax.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release "Fascia" is the thin sheath of a protein called collagen. It covers so much of our body. Each individual cell, each muscle fiber and groups of fibers making the muscle tissue are all covered in this thin sheet. Nerves, blood vessels, bones, ligaments, tendons, and organs—they are all enclosed by fascia. When the fascia is bound up, it inhibits the natural of the muscle fibers. Stress, injury, surgery, emotional difficulties, exercise, and a sedentary lifestyle can all cause fascia to stiffen up, or loosen up, or get inflamed.

What we commonly call "knots" in our muscles are really places where the fascia causes muscle fibers to stick together. This limits their mobility. Using massage and myofascial release, Ann is able to loosen the fascia. This reduces pain. It brings the muscle, tendon, or ligament closer to its natural and healthy state.

Is This For You?

Ann, with over 20 years in this field, has vast experience in recognizing subtle problems in the body. She is a lifelong learner with many different techniques at her disposal. She also has grown into the wisdom to know when to use them most effectively.

Do you recognize your posture is declining? Ann might well be able to help you.

Maybe you suffer chronic or frequent pain from an injury or illness? It’s worth reaching out to Ann to see if she can reduce or relieve your suffering.

Are you stiffening up from your workout routine? Therapeutic massage will likely help release tension from your muscles. It makes them more pliable. It lowers the risk of future injury to them.

Today is as good a day as any to give your body the extra care it deserves. If you have any questions, please call Ann at 402.650.9311 or email her at getcst369@gmail.com.

Would you like to schedule an appointment? Fill out the form on the right side of this page or go to Vagaro.com.

Pictures from: https://pixabay.com/en/back-massage-deep-tissue-massage-2852486/ and https://pixabay.com/en/massage-shoulder-relaxation-massage-389716/

Content written by Carmala Aderman.


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