Services Offered

Our Goal is to Help you Enjoy a Pain Free, Active Lifestyle!

Conditions That Can be Helped With MFR

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  • Back Pain
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Jaw Pain (TMJ)
  • Infants/Children
  • Disc Problems
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Sports Injuries
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Adhesions
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Painful Scars
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Neurological Dysfunction
  • Women’s Health Issues

At The Release Connection, you will receive a treatment designed to meet your individual needs.

The sessions are always deeply relaxing.

Each treatment will be different; each will be a unique session tailored around your needs at that time.

Open communication is essential!

Services Provided:

  • Myofascial Release
  • Energy Work
  • Emotional Trauma Release
  • Deep Tissue /Trigger Point Therapy
  • Swedish Massage

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release (MFR), as taught by John F. Barnes, is a highly effective, full body, hands-on approach. It involves stretches and compressions, applied with gentle pressure, that are held until the restriction releases.  It might also be described as slow motion, deep tissue massage therapy. The pressure used during treatment is gentle, and never done beyond a client’s tolerance. This manual therapy can provide amazing results for decreasing pain and increasing range of motion. It views each individual as a whole person and creates an environment to allow one’s self to inherently heal.

Physical trauma, inflammation or postural misalignment can cause fascial restrictions leading to pressure on pain sensitive structures. This excessive pressure acts as a “straight jacket” in our body, producing symptoms such as pain, headaches or limited range of motion. The modality of MFR uses sustained pressure and gentle stretching or compression into the fascial system, allowing it to regain fluidity and relieve the tension of this connective tissue.  It is a very gentle and highly effective form of massage therapy that is not like your normal massage therapy techniques.

Energy Work

My original entry into the field of massage therapy was through the study of energy work.  Energy is the natural life force, Qi (chi), that flows through the body.  It is very subtle, but anyone can learn to sense it.  Because we all sense it on some level of our awareness.  It is just that we don’t recognize it, and so we are not aware of what it is we are feeling.  What we can easily feel is that when our energy flow gets blocked or restricted, something just doesn’t feel right.  Eventually a restriction in energy flow with manifest as pain or illness in the body. 

CranioSacral Therapy is one of the more well known forms of energy work.  All energy work entails the sensing of the blockages and working to free up the restrictions and allow the body to heal itself.

Emotional Trauma Release

People often sense that they have emotional issues, but don’t know how to get past them. Trapped emotions, such as fear, stored in the tissues, as well as belief systems hidden deep in the subconscious mind (limbic brain) that we are not aware of, can create all kinds of problems in our lives.

You can feel the effects of trapped emotions  and hidden belief systems as they  are constantly exerting powerful influences on you, your actions, reactions, and decisions processes. They can affect you physically just as much as they can mentally and emotionally. It is self-evident that a significant percentage of physical illnesses, emotional difficulties and self-sabotage are actually caused by these unseen energies.

This emotional baggage often consists of discrete energies that became trapped during emotional events they experienced in their past. These energies can be found and removed relatively easily through Emotional Trauma Release techniques.

You can take your life back, enjoy better health, and finally be free from the insidious and subtle forces that trapped emotions are exerting upon you.

Deep Tissue /Trigger Point Therapy

Deep tissue massage is generally more aggressive than traditional Swedish massage, for those who want more than just relaxation.

Trigger points are tiny knots that develop in a muscle when it is injured or overworked. Commonly a cause of most joint pain, they are known to cause headaches, neck and jaw pain, low back pain, tennis elbow, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Trigger Point Therapy can relieve muscular aches and pains in association with these areas. It can also assist with the redevelopment of muscles and/or restore motion to joints.

Swedish Massage

In all Swedish massage, the therapist lubricates the skin with massage oil and performs various massage strokes. These movements warm up the muscle tissue, releasing tension and gradually breaking up muscle “knots” or adhered tissues, called adhesions. Swedish massage promotes relaxation, circulation, and various other health benefits.

During a Swedish massage you are generally nude underneath a towel or sheet. The therapist uncovers only the part of the body he/she is working on. If the nudity gets you out of your comfort zone, you can keep your underwear on, and many newcomers do. You can also wear loose fitting shorts and a tank top, to keep you covered, but still make it easier to access those tense areas.


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