About Myofascial Release
Myofascial muscle release can be achieved through targeted muscle release which is very effective in relieving pain and returning mobility. This manual massage technique releases the bonds between fascia and muscles with the goal of eliminating pain and increasing range of motion. The following massage therapy testimonial for Pennington Massage speaks to fascia muscle release:
Not Your Average Massage Therapist
Mr. Todd Pennington has shown himself to not be your average massage therapist. His approach of targeted muscle release (myofascial release) is far more effective in rapidly gaining flexibility and pain reduction. His knowledge of the interaction of muscles and bone positions allows him to provide quick results, and also has a lasting effect. I was very impressed with his techniques and their results.
– Timothy J. Woller D.D.S
I found Pennington Massage by Groupon Now. My arms were sore from doing a bunch of yard work and so I just wanted someone, anyone to massage them for a bit. When I walked in the door and met Todd he took one look at me and said your neck is bothering you, isnt it? My neck has hurt for years and I have had countless of massages and chiropractic treatments getting pretty good relief. Well, Todd runs the business with his wife who is a massage therapist and her speciality is lymph drainage~ great for anyone who has cancer, especially mastectomies! But I have not used her.
Anyways, Todd has this technique called Controlled Muscle Massage. It is not a feel good type of massage. It is the kind that gets to the problem area and loosens up the knots and fascia so the spine can realign itself. It is the best massage I have ever gotten as it has taken care of my chronic tight, out of whack neck. It hurt to have it done at times but I needed it and I feel so much better for it. Todd is a talker so it is not a relaxing kind of massage but what he does is get feedback from you and he wants you to feel the difference when your body responds so he has you moving your head or getting off the table to feel the difference.
My Mom and my best friend have gone to him multiple times and love what he is able to do for your very tight muscles. So go to him if you are athletic and need a sport massage or just need to have your tight muscles loosen up a bit. Know that this is NOT a spa experience but more like a medical massage. I only wished I had found him sooner! One good thing is you can have your doctor order and insurance can pay for this. I am so glad I found him by accident on Groupon! Thanks Todd!
– Carmen M
I am someone who gets massages not as a “treat” but as a therapy for chronic pain. If you’re looking for relaxation massage in a hip location with lots of Asian chic decor and talk about your qi then look elsewhere. This is more akin to a medical practitioner’s office than spa parlor. What matters to me is that Todd delivers on the promise of pain relief. He helped me adjust my posture, worked trigger points in my neck and thigh. He is mechanically very good at what he does and has an intuitive sense for finding key fascia and problem muscle tissues. I highly recommend him for pain relief.
Todd gave me the best therapeutic massage. I have had a frozen shoulder and he helped it in one session improve at least 50%. My neck and shoulders were tight and after his massage the ROM and creaking improved significantly. I made an appointment to return twice a week. I highly recommend him to anyone with headache, neck, shoulder and back problems, and anyone who thinks they are too stiff.
– Evelyn S
I’ve been struggling with intense muscle tension from an ergo problem in my office (limbs falling asleep, headaches, shoulder pain, extreme fatigue, etc.), and after an hour with Todd, I feel better than I have in months. He explained the various problems he saw and what he could do to correct them. He told me what he could do to help me and laid out a specific treatment plan. Thank Goodness! I’ll be back!
– Kelie M
I am an active, healthy person but the more I exercised the tighter my leg muscles got (stretching, potassium, protein and foam rolling did not help a bit). It got so bad, I decided to get a massage even though I couldn’t afford it at the time. I found Pennington Massage Clinic on Yelp and made an appointment.
I still can’t believe it, but after my first massage, my leg was 50% better! Todd Pennington located the cause of the problem and released the frozen leg muscles. He uses alternating deep tissue pressure that is easier to tolerate (less painful) than other techniques I have endured.
In addition to treatment, Pennington Massage is big on prevention. Todd showed me that I am somewhat hyper-mobile and that I have been hyper-extending my joints which has caused my muscles to try to support them. I essentially had frozen body. With this information I have been able to change my sitting, standing, resting habits and to stop re-injuring myself. I now do joint strengthening isolation exercises plus maintenance massage therapy at Pennington Massage Clinic.
I have been to several appointments now and can attest to the fact that they are fully committed to what they do. Todd also provides massage therapy for MS patients and his wife Pam is an experienced cancer patient massage therapist. You can trust Todd and his wife Pam 110%. They are two of the most kind and sincere people I’ve ever met.
– Amy C
Pennington Massage has helped me so many times when I have been completely locked up with painful muscles. They usually get me in that day and are very generous with their time on my behalf. I keep returning to see Todd because in spite of the severity of my back or neck pain, he works out the problem. I am very grateful I found this service.’
– Pam S
I’ve had numerous muscular problems – neck and arm stiffness – restricted motion in hands, feet and knees – for many years due to shortness of leg and a very physical job. Todd has been able to bring back my mobility – over time – working at a pace that I direct – He is gentle but is able to work with me within my tolerances.
The results of Todd’s work is remarkable – I feel like a new person – now able to move freely without pain – I would recommend to anyone to listen to his recommendations, considering length of time needed to bring good results.
– Kathleen H
Todd has the ability to enhance an already skillful massage with added nuances of knowledge of muscles. His intuition combined with experienced hands can open the doors for many to heal. Todd’s massage is amazingly advanced. I believe he is one of those rare individuals who first learns what is taught in the massage schools, but instead of remaining content with that, chooses to move beyond what he has learned. In just 2 sessions with Todd, I experienced more lasting physical benefits than from all the other massage, acupuncture and chiropractic I have received to this date. And for the price he is asking, I do not believe you’ll find a better value. Recommended.
– Sam B