Our Approach to Sports Massage

Myofascial therapy is a type of massage used to stretch and loosen fascia tightness in the body. Fascia is a connective tissue that wraps every organ, vessel, bone, nerve, and every muscle. When fascia gets tight it can bind up and form trigger points, pain, and discomfort. A myofascial therapy session begins with gentle stretching strokes. This prepares the tissue for deeper work and helps the therapist determine what areas to focus on. Once the area is ready a deeper stroke is used to stretch the tissue. These broad deep strokes also help push out old blood and bring in new blood. If needed, our therapists also use trigger point massage to relieve deep points that may be causing pain and discomfort. All these techniques combine to improve fascial movement which in turn improves pain, discomfort, and mobility.

Myofascial Release Therapy

What are the Benefits of Myofascial Therapy?

  • Improves blood circulation
  • Releases tension, knots, and trigger points
  • Reduces stress
  • Improves range of motion
  • Reduces soreness
  • Assists in tissue recovery
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • And more…

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    What does the fascial system do?

    Fascia is a connective tissue that wraps every organ, vessel, bone, nerve, and every muscle.

    What are the top signs that a deep tissue massage is needed?

    Deep tissue massage is often indicated for those with pain or tightness that a normal Swedish massage does not improve or if pain and tightness are reoccurring. Athletes and those with chronic pain often need a deeper style of massage. Those who have repetitive jobs also may need deep tissue massage.

    What is Myofascial Release?

    A type of massage used to stretch and loosen fascia tightness in the body.

    Can trigger point therapy be dangerous when self-treating?

    Some trigger points, mostly those in the front of the neck, are near nerves and arteries which should not be pressed on. However, in most places trigger points can be worked on with self-treatment.

    Does myofascial pain syndrome ever go away?

    Myofascial pain syndrome can go away with treatment and sometimes on it’s own.

    Meet Our Team

    Kim Schemahorn, Massage Therapist

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    Eric St. Pierre, Sports Chiropractor

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    Our therapists have extensive training and experience with myofascial release massage. Both our massage therapists have worked with patients in a medical setting for several years and have used myofascial release massage on patients of all types. From athletes to chronic pain patients our therapists know how to achieve relief for patients in all scenarios and can tailor a myofascial massage to fit any condition. If you or a loved one have questions about our massage therapists, myofascial therapy, or the conditions we treat please feel free to give us a call or schedule an appointment.

    ESP Sports Medicine
    380 Empire Rd Suite # 220
    Lafayette, CO 80026
    Phone: 1 (720) 509-9633