MER connective tissue massage
MER (Myofascal Energetic Release) connective tissue massage is a massage based on the forceful slow stretching of soft and connective tissues, combined with joint relief technique.
Muscular tensions and pains are mostly caused by muscle overexertion and fatigue due to maintaining static posture for long periods, blocking circulation and oxygenation in these soft sensitive tissues which include many nerve-endings and pain receptors. Stressed muscles and tendons compress pain receptors, causing up to 90% of all chronic pains.
Manipulation of connective tissue in the correct areas with appropriate pressures may help stretch the muscles and tendons and make them more pliable, removing the cause of pain. The slow, deep, soft touches also relax the nervous system, restore emotional balance, enhance self-healing ability, and improve posture. Recommended for ages 16 and older.
Effects of the massage
- Reduced stress, reduced mental and muscular tension, restored vitality
- Greater freedom of movement of the joints
- Reduced chronic pain
- Resetting the body’s old habits (movement patterns)
- A deeper and more relaxed sleep
- Improved blood and lymph circulation
- Improved lumbar and spinal balance and posture
- Improved energy flows and perception thereof
Good to know
- During the massage, you will lie naked on a massage table.
- For a long-lasting and enhanced result, we recommend that you attend a full course of massage sessions.
- It is important to breathe calmly and deeply throughout the session. Deep breaths soothe the body and the mind, reduce tensions, and help resolve the more painful knots.
- The therapist will choose the best massage intensity in cooperation with you. There should be no pain, except for minor pleasant soreness in certain points and body parts.
- This massage is not suitable for pregnant women, pacemaker recipients, or people with hernia, deep venous thrombosis, serious skin conditions or rheumatic conditions, or people who have had surgery in the past 6 months. Let the therapist know if you have osteoporosis, swollen veins, high or low blood pressure, or gastric ulcers.
- The massage session lasts 60 or 90 minutes, but you should be there 10 minutes early so that your body and mind could relax. Make sure you have 10 minutes to collect yourself after the session.