Emmanuel's Touch Therapy

Holistic care that combines the best of  Physical Therapy &
Osteopathic Medicine, with the Healing Power of Touch, &
the Power of Prayer to bring Peace of Mind, Body & Spirit.

Myofascial Release & Massage

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Pictures of Myofascial Release treatments

Myofascial Release to the shoulderblade.
Myofascial Release for carpal tunnel surgical scar.
Myofascial Release to the kneecap.

Educational Videos

Myofascial Pain & Trigger Points

Myofascial Release Treatment Explained

Myofascial Release (MFR) for plantar fascitis                                       Myofascial Release for the Head, Neck & more 

    Myofascial Release (MFR) for Hamstrings                                   Myofascial Release for the Back

FYI-- I have included videos by several different practitioners for your benefit.  As you might expect, each provider brings their unique treatment style and experience to their practice.  It is important that you feel comfortable with the person whom you select to partner with in your treatment.  This makes for the most successful and happy outcome overall in treatment journey. I hope to post my own treatment videos in the near future for you to see and share.  

Massage-- is the oldest of the healing arts using a hands-on approach.  It dates back to 3000 BC, and was practiced as an important medical healing approach in China, Egypt, and India.  Massage was introduced much later in Europe, primarily in Sweden, and Norway in the 1800's. Swedish massage uses long, flowing strokes, and is still used today for relief of stress, and relaxation. However, other types of massage have evolved in the last century including Japanese shiatsu, and trigger-point massage developed by American physician Janet Travell. Myofascial Release, which focuses on the elimination of connective tissue (fascia) restrictions and muscle tightness, incorporates trigger-point releases into its approach using cross-friction massage. Variations of all these techniques exist including deep muscle massage,visceral massage,sports massage, and lymphatic massage to reduce swelling. Reflexology is another specialized type of kneading massage to points on the feet or hands, which stimulates parts of the body from head to toe. (see picture above) Often, it is beneficial to use different types of massage during the same treatment. (click on the image, then its caption below)

Therapeutic massage in the hospital to aid recovery.

Therapeutic massage in the hospital is used to maintain the health of muscles,  joint flexibility, and aid in circulation and healing.  Studies show that sick people who are touched, get better faster. 

Foot massage & reflexology.

Reflexology is a type of massage to the feet or hands.  Points on the feet and hands are massaged to stimulate healing in other parts of the body, as shown in the reflexology maps below. 

Reflexology map for the feet.
Reflexology map for the hands.