What is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial Release is a safe and effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle, sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.
Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures can create myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures. These areas do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.)
The use of myofascial release allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual. Our one-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which therapists use a many myofascial release techniques and movement therapy. We promote independence through education in proper body mechanics and movement, self treatment instruction, enhancement of strength, improved flexibility, and postural and movement awareness.
Each treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.
Treatment sessions last 60 minutes and are customized to the individual’s needs. Sessions are generally scheduled 2x a week in the initial phase of therapy.
Self Treatment Instruction
Clients will be instructed in useful stretching exercises that they can perform at home to maintain myofascial motion. Brynwood Myofascial Therapy also offers range-of-motion and stretching classes specifically designed to prevent fascial tightness from creeping back between therapy sessions.
Myofascial Release Stretch Classes are offered on an on-going basis.
Class size is limited so call today at 815-904-6163.