The Muscular Therapy System focuses on:
The assessment, treatment and prevention of pain and injury problems
Stress reduction and relaxation
Helping people learn to better care for and enjoy their bodies
Muscular Therapy is a technique developed by Dr. Ben Benjamin. This bodywork system incorporates Swedish massage, deep tissue bodywork, and myofascial and friction therapies. Muscular therapy treats a variety of pain, injury, body perception and muscle tension problems. Myofascial and friction therapy techniques are used specifically to reduce scar tissue that accumulates as a result of injury to soft tissue structures in the body.
Cross-Fiber Friction Therapy is a precise form of treatment that is remarkably effective in treating most injuries. Frictioning addresses the problem of adhesive scar tissue formation in muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia which is the cause of a great deal of chronic pain. In a healthy healing process, scar tissue serves as the biological glue that holds the torn fibers together in proper alignment. However, in many cases, this process goes awry.
Adhesive scar tissue builds up in an indiscriminate fashion, so the resulting tissue has much less integrity and uniformity of structure than the original tissue it replaces. Friction therapy breaks down poorly formed scar tissue and prevents its return. It also promotes the formation of properly aligned and mobile tissue, encouraging normal healing to occur.