CONNECTIVE TISSUE MASSAGE
Connective Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that addresses the connective tissue, also known as fascia, which can become short, twisted, and thick from injury, trauma, repetitive movement patterns, stress and overuse. It is ideal for those "knots" and tense areas that conventional massage doesn't seem to be able to relieve.
WHAT IS CONNECTIVE TISSUE MASSAGE (CTM)?
CONNECTIVE TISSUE MASSAGE (CTM) is a dynamic solution to pain relief. It works by releasing restrictions in your body more effectively and efficiently than any other massage technique available. CONNECTIVE TISSUE MASSAGE provides you with immediate relief from pain without using excessive force.
CTM gives you:
• Relief from chronic tension and pain
• Increased ease of movement and flexibility
• Improved posture
• Enhanced self-awareness
• Overall peace throughout the body
WHAT DOES CONNECTIVE TISSUE MASSAGE FEEL LIKE?
It feels great!
CTM is a distinctive sensory experience. No oils or lotions are applied to the body. My contact is generally broad, slow, and intentional. The approach is intense, but not painful, which allows your body to relax during the session.
Fascial shortening and restrictions are released almost instantly with the conscious use of CTM , bringing an immediate and deep feeling of relief from tension.
WHERE IS THE CONNECTIVE TISSUE IN YOUR BODY?
Connective tissue is the soft tissue that surrounds, supports, protects, and connects each and every structure in the body.
Your body contains a continuous sheath of connective tissue, which is called "fascia". This sheath provides the structural support for the skeleton and soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.)
Gravity, injury, illness, emotional trauma, and other stressors affect the fascia, causing an imbalance in the connective tissue network. Fascial imbalance usually manifests itself as tightening or shortening of the connective tissue sheath (which makes your body feel as though the muscles are extremely tight). This is often experienced as pain, stiffness, discomfort, or decreased flexibility anywhere in the body.
When the fascia becomes chronically shortened, it loses flexibility and resilience - in such a state the body can't relax completely, even when "at rest".
CTM is the most direct way to restore length and flexibility throughout the entire muscular system, normalizing the tissue and bringing greater health through the fascial network.
BENEFITS OF CONNECTIVE TISSUE MASSAGE:
The beauty of Connective Tissue Massage is that it can be adjusted to individual needs and comfort that each client requires. That means most anyone can benefit from this work.
For instance, CTM can:
• Enhance performance for athletes and dancers
• Help injury patients rehab easier and faster
• Improve posture and add more balance to the body
• Relieve pain for chronic pain sufferers
• Help improve tendonitis, scoliosis, sciatica, TMJ, and carpal tunnel syndrome
• Be an adjunct therapy for sufferers of arthritis, fibromyalgia, restless leg syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome
• Improve range of motion, increase energy and enhance well-being
• Reduce acute or chronic structural compensations (which could develop following a trauma)
CTM aids in faster and more complete recovery, and helps minimize the body's vulnerability to future injury.
CTM GIVES YOU A GREATER FEELING OF WELL-BEING
Achieve a sense of:
• Increased energy
• Increased breathing capacity
• Enhanced self-awareness
• An appreciation of the body as an integrative whole
CTM BRINGS RELIEF FROM CHRONIC PAIN
I often hear this simple but powerful phrase from my clients: "Ahhhh! Relief", as the shortened areas of fascial tissue are stretched and released. Most clients say this type of massage feels so much better than any other type of massage they've ever received. I help minimize any discomfort and am careful to ensure that the work is right for you. I work with you, not on you, encouraging you to give feedback so the work is certain to meet the individual needs of your body.