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A popular continuing education choice, myofascial release is a modality that aims to relax tense, constricted fascia surrounding soft tissue. Whether caused by overuse, inactivity or an underlying condition like trauma or disease, the constricted fascia can contribute to muscle tension, poor circulation and referred pain. Practitioners use a light touch and slow motions to “release” constriction in myofascial release sessions or as part of a routine. Expect to find both broad overview and targeted technique programs, including pediatrics, women’s health and approaching illnesses like fibromyalgia.
With streets lined with oak trees and a thriving tech-savvy culture, Raleigh is one of North Carolina's most nature-friendly and affordable cities. It regularly makes lists of America's best places to live, and a recent boom in small businesses has ushered a flood of unique art houses, craft breweries and revived textile boutiques into the college town.
Rapid growth and a constant stream of students bound for Georgia Tech and Duke University has not taken away Raleigh's provincial charm. It's easy to find restaurants touting Carolina pit barbecue made from family recipes just blocks from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Raleigh also has a strong healthcare industry and includes medically-oriented massage schools and massage training provided at community colleges.