What is Active Myofascial Therapy (AMT)

What is Active Myofascial Therapy (AMT)?

Active Myofascial Therapy (AMT) uses gently sustained pressure to release tension in your body’s fascia network.

In AMT, you are actively involved to engage muscles while clothed for continual evaluation. You might be walking and moving to re-educate your body during your session.

What is fascia?

Fascia is a band of connective tissue beneath in bands that attaches, stabilizes, encloses, and separates muscles and other internal organs. It allows the muscles to move freely alongside other structures and reduces friction. It is found immediately beneath the skin, around muscles, groups of muscles, bones, nerves, blood vessels, organs and cells.

It includes

  • superficial fascia layer – the lowermost layer of the skin in nearly all of the regions of the body, that blends with the reticular dermis layer.
  • deep fascia layer – a layer of dense fibrous connective tissue which surrounds individual muscles, and also divide groups of muscles into fascial compartments; has a high density of elastin fibre that determines its extensibility or resilience.
  • visceral or parietal fascia layer (also called subserous fascia) suspends the organs within their cavities and wraps them in layers of connective tissue membranes.


Muscle tension or fascia tension?

People often come in for ‘muscle pain’ that is actually pain from restricted fascia. Like bones, fascia bands are mostly collagen with a tough but pliable texture. The fascial system maintains a balance between tension and elasticity, providing smooth, unrestricted muscle movement. When restricted, it is painful and uncomfortable.

Chronic issues

If you experience chronic issues and want to achieve results more quickly, consider scheduling a series of Healthful Touch Signature Sessions. While single sessions offer relief, treatment effects are cumulative, and a succession of treatments can help treat both symptoms and underlying causes more effectively.

To gain even greater benefit, also consider more frequent (weekly) treatments, which enable the body to stay in the healing cycle, accelerating healing time. If chronic pain or related issues are holding you back in life, make the commitment to prioritize your health—and enjoy feeling your best again.