If you have been feeling sore, sick, overly tired, or just generally not at your tip top level of health, it could be due to problems in your fascia. Fascia are connective tissues that link your muscles to your bones, and can harden up (such is the case in sufferers of fibromyalgia), or contain toxins. If you have been experiencing excruciating pain in your muscles or bones, it would benefit you to find a masseur and receive a myofascial release.
In July of 2011, 24 percent of women and only 13 percent of men reported having visited a professional message therapist. Along with a myofascial release, there are plenty of great procedures and body rubs that massage therapists are able to perform to aid your health and quality of life. In fact, there are over 80 modalities and methods of massage that are recognized, including reiki healing (which is a form of deep energy healing which focuses on promoting overall health).
When you go to see a massage therapist for a myofascial release, or any other treatment, you are participating in an ancient practice. Archeological evidence suggests that massage therapy was practiced in ancient civilizations such as China, Egypt, India, Japan, Korea, Greece, and Rome. It is a healing art form that has withstood the test of time.
Athletes also have their own form of massage, separate from myofascial release therapy. Sports massage has been known to improve blood flow, and the delivery of nutrients throughout the body. Harmful metabolic byproducts have also been known to be thwarted due to sports massage.
If you think you could benefit from a myofascial release, reiki healing, or sports massage, you should definitely consult a massage therapist today. The longer you wait, the more sore you will become, and the further you will sink into an unhealthy state.