Myofascial Release (“myo” meaning muscle and “fascia’ meaning connective tissue) is a very effective, whole-body, highly specialized, hands-on technique for the evaluation and treatment of the human structure. Myofascial Release is not massage. Each session is performed directly on skin without oils, creams, or machinery. Myofascial Release can address problems that have not responded to [...]
The fascia (connective tissue) is a specialized system of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider’s web or a sweater. Fascia exists from head to foot without interruption, covering and interpenetrating every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein as well as all our internal organs, including the heart, lungs, brain, and spinal [...]
In the normal healthy state, fascia is relaxed and wavy in configuration. It has the ability to stretch and move without restriction. When we experience physical trauma, scarring or inflammation, the fascia loses its pliability. It becomes tight, restricted and a source of tension to the rest of the body. Trauma, such as falls, whiplash, [...]
Fascia plays an important role in the support of our bodies since it surrounds and attaches to all structures. These structures would not be able to provide the stability without the constant pull of the fascial system. Our bones can be thought of as tent poles, which cannot support the structure without the constant support [...]
The use of Myofascial Release allows the therapist to look at you as a unique individual. The one-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which the therapist uses a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques. The therapist is softening the tissue by using a constant, gentle pressure with each technique, which is held approximately five minutes. [...]
During Myofascial Release treatments you may be treated in areas that you may not think are related to your condition. The trained therapist has a thorough understanding of the fascial system and will release the fascia in areas where there is a strong drag on your area of injury. Myofascial Release is a whole-body approach [...]
Myofascial Release is gentle, but it has profound effects upon the body tissues. Do not let the gentleness deceive you. You may leave after the first treatment feeling like nothing happened. Later (even a day later) you may begin to feel the effects of the treatment.
The first treatment consists of taking a brief medical history, performing a structural evaluation and a myofascial release treatment, which will take approximately 1-1/2 hours. Because every individual is different, a visual and palpatory standing analysis of your structure will be performed. After the therapist discusses the analysis with you, the myofascial release treatment will [...]
Each treatment is one hour in length except for the initial visit, which is approximately 1-1/2 hours. Custom-designed intensive programs are available if you desire more in-depth work. Individual sessions are tailored to your needs.
It is recommended you start with two treatments per week. Experience indicates that fewer than two treatments per week will often result in fascial tightness creeping back to the level prior to the last treatment. No exact timeframe can be determined for the duration of treatments due to factors such as the longer the problem [...]