RELEASE YOUR BODY FOR LASTING CHANGE
At Unwind, we take a full-body, holistic approach to healing.
While we offer a wide range of massage modalities, we specialize in myofascial release because we have personally seen and experienced the profound changes this type of therapy can produce.
THE MYOFASCIAL DIFFERENCE
Our goal at Unwind Therapeutic Massage is to help people make lasting changes in their bodies that improve how they experience their everyday lives. We listen to your intentions, provide education, and agree on a treatment plan based on your needs and goals.
Myofascial release opens and re-elongates the fascial system to break dysfunctional patterns. Traditional massage often treats symptoms without addressing the cause. In contrast, myofascial release considers the whole body, because the root of the problem is seldom where the symptoms occur.
For a visual explanation of the far-reaching effects of the fascial system, see here.
SO, WHAT IS MYOFASCIAL RELEASE?
Myofascial release is a connective tissue therapy used by physical therapists, occupational therapists, and massage therapists. It treats the fascial system, the connective tissue that wraps around every cell in your body in an interconnected web. Fascia constantly restructures itself to support you in whatever you do most. You can see living fascia in action here.
Fascia's unique properties mean that a simple thing like poor posture at your computer can result in your fascia reinforcing this position, eventually leading to your body becoming "stuck" in a dysfunctional pattern, causing pain. These fascial adhesions pull on the surrounding fascia. One fascial restriction can create a ripple effect through your entire body due to the interconnected nature of the fascial system.
Fascial restrictions are frequently a factor in chronic pain. They can result from an injury (even one that is decades old) or repetitive movements over the course of your job. They can also arise from emotions held in your body. Your body stores your experiences at the cellular level in the form of tissue memory, and traumas left untreated at the physical level can manifest in unexplained tension and pain.
MEET OUR PRACTITIONERS
Our therapists will always work with you to create a session that meets your goals, whether you want to focus on a specific issue or simply relax. Multiple sessions may be needed to address complex or longstanding issues.
JULIA THOMSEN, LMT
Founder, Licensed Massage Therapist
Julia has been practicing therapeutic massage since 2012. She completed her training at Dayton School of Medical Massage in Kettering, OH and Center for Natural Wellness in Albany, NY. Her post-licensure education includes training in the Barnes method of myofascial release and rehabilitation of the rotator cuff. Her sessions typically incorporate elements of:
Trigger Point Therapy
LET US HELP YOU
At Unwind, our therapists are specially trained in myofascial release to help you release long-held tension and facilitate change throughout your body. Have questions? Talk to one of our therapists today to create a plan that's best for your situation.