Myofascial Release/Massage Therapy


There are two types of massage therapy (myofascial release): direct and indirect. Direct myofascial release (or deep tissue work) method works on the restricted fascia. Practitioners use thumbs, knuckles, elbows, or other tools to slowly stretch the restricted fascia by applying a moderate force. Direct myofascial release seeks for changes in the myofascial structures by stretching, elongation of fascia, or mobilizing adhesive tissues. The practitioner moves slowly through the layers of the fascia until the deep tissues are reached. The indirect method involves a gentle stretch, with only minimal pressure, which allows the fascia to “unwind” itself. The gentle traction applied to the restricted fascia will result in heat and increased blood flow in the area. This allows the body’s inherent ability for self correction to return, thus eliminating pain and restoring the optimum performance of the body.

Dr. Andrew Kiper, of Lakeside Spine and Wellness, utilizes some of the best licensed massage therapists in the Chicagoland area to treat his patients. Each patient will receive an individualized therapeutic massage that’s specific to their treatment plan. Often times insurance will help cover the cost of the massage.

Contact our office today for more information about your next Massage!