Myofascial Pain Management

When it comes to pain management, there are few pains more debilitating than myofascial pain. Myofascial Pain Syndrome is caused by the repeated contractions of muscles common with people who love fitness. This is one of the reasons that it is so debilitating: people who love to move, love to act, love to breathe fresh air Boulder is known for are stricken with pain by the very activities that they love.

Finding the Pain

For example, you are a professional cyclist who loves to move, spending hours on trails and on the road. But, each time you have a great workout, you come home unable to walk. After several weeks of care from your family, and reoccurring chiropractic treatments, it gets to the point where you can no longer walk.

A lover of movement’s greatest fear is now realized. Rather than racing across the city, debilitating pain keeps you leaning on the arms of those who love you and are concerned for you. Finally, you go to a specialist who understands what you are going through: myofascial pain syndrome.

While many people seem to see this as a permanent state of affairs, there are several options which you can use to find relief, treat the actual tension causing the pain, and get back to living a normal life.


There are several treatment options the Mayo Clinic for myofascial pain syndrome, some more holistic than others. The good news about myofascial pain, is since it is caused by stress and contractions in your muscles, it can be released through deep tissue massage and hot stone massages.









The goal of treatments, whether medical or traditional, is to relieve the sensitive points in your muscles (trigger points) that cause pain and encourage your body to relax and release the constant pressure which is causing your muscle soreness.

This is why some anti-depressants are found to cause a relief from muscle pain: they help your body relax, chemically, so that the stress and pressure on your muscle’s insertion points finds relief. While chemical treatment may be a medical necessary, there are many less invasive methods to restore your body’s natural ability to recover from a great run, too much rock-climbing or a lifestyle of activity like ballet and yoga.

Deep tissue massage including trigger point therapy is one of the most basic medical and traditional treatments for myofascial pain as the physical pressure resets your muscles, releases the stress on insertion points, and helps your body begin the healing process.
For those living the active Boulder lifestyle, Heavenly Embrace offers the first 60 minute massage for only $79 for new clients.

We also have natural, pain relieving essential oil blends to manage pain throughout your day like  Deep Blue Essential Oil Blend and rub. Book your session today and start managing myofascial pain or Contact Us if you have any questions.

Love and Light,



Liraz Bergman-Turner is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master & the owner of Heavenly Embrace, a massage and energy healing practice in Boulder, CO.

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