What is Myofascial Release?
- Hands on Manual Therapy
- Whole Body Approach
- Gentle compression, stretching, and holding of fascial connective tissue to encourage release of tissue
- Myofascial release is a healing therapy. By releasing the fascial system, pathways are opened for the body to heal itself.
- is profoundly relaxing, and deepening
What are the benefits of Myofascial Release?
- decreased pain
- increased flexibility and strength
- increased postural alignment
- increased energy
- increased body awareness
- feeling more balanced physically, mentally and emotionally
- results are permanent, not temporary like other forms of therapy
What does Myofascial Release treat?
|Low and Upper back pain||Chronic pain|
|Frozen Shoulder/Shoulder pain/Limited ROM||Joint pain/Wrist, Elbow, Knee Ankle pain|
|Stiff neck/Neck pain||Migraines/headaches|
|Carpal Tunnel||Pelvic pain and dysfunction|
|Post-traumatic syndrome||Chronic fatigue|
What is Fascia?
- is tough connective tissue with a tensile strength of 2000 lb’s per square inch (when restricted, causes intense pressure on nerves, muscles, and organs)
- an interconnected sheath of tissue that runs throughout the body
- surrounds organs, nerves, and blood vessels
- infuses muscle down to the cellular level
- restrictions cannot be seen on X-ray, CT scan, or MRI
What causes pain and dysfunction?
Trauma, be it physical or emotional, chronic poor posture, or inflammation creates tension in the fascia causing it to stiffen locally. But, because it is essentially an interconnected web, this then pulls into other areas much like when you pull the threads on a sweater causing all the other threads to organize along the lines of tension. This can create bizarre symptoms such as pain, tingling or burning some distance from the originally affected area as the strong fascia binds down on pain sensitive structures like nerves and blood vessels. The body loses it’s flexibility and orientation in space becomes compromised so it needs more energy just to stay upright and function. As this process continues the immune system may become compromised, stress may not be as easily managed, and chronic pain can set in.
What to expect from a session?
Treatment sessions include a review of pertinent medical history, visual assessment of posture and movement patterns, and tactile (touch) assessment and treatment of tissues.
Evaluation and treatment work best if I can see your body as well as place my hands on your skin. Usually, men wear boxer briefs or bring a pair of loose fitting shorts. For women, most where a bikini or sports bra and underwear.
Please do not use any lotions or oils on the day of your appointment. Your skin needs to be clean and dry for this technique.
I will do a very thorough hands-on evaluation of your posture and soft tissue, both while you’re standing and also once you are lying on the table. We will continue with MFR treatment for the remaining scheduled time. I may ask for feedback from you during treatment about connected areas felt during treatment.