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 previous surgeries, therapies, and medications, bringing about lasting changes. Gentle, sustained pressure is applied into the connective tissue restrictions. When gentle pressure is applied slowly, the fascia is allowed to elongate. This gentle, sustained pressure into the myofascial restrictions produces consistent results in eliminating pain and restoring motion.
Restrictions can occur when there is physical trauma to the body such as surgical procedures, motor vehicle accidents, falls, inflammatory responses or an infectious process. These restrictions can produce a tensile strength of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures. These fascia restrictions do not show up on x-rays, MRIs, CAT scans, etc. Fascial strains can slowly tighten and over time, the tightness spreads like a pull in a sweater or stocking. Flexibility and spontaneity of movement are lost which can cause more trauma, pain, and restriction of movement.
The goal is to eliminate the fascial restrictions and restore the body’s equilibrium, allowing the body to self-correct and restoring function and performance with a pain-free, active lifestyle.