Myofascial release therapy (“Myo” refers to muscle, “Fascia” is the name of the connective tissue wrapping that literally wraps everything within the body) is a very effective set of hands-on techniques for releasing restrictions in muscles and fascia to relieve pain and allow freedom of movement.
This form of manual therapy is known mostly for the slow sustained pressure and stretch over the parts of the body involved, though other techniques are also used. The use of gentle pressure held over a period of several minutes allows the tissues to relax, lengthen, and release the tension that has accumulated there. Injury, emotional trauma, surgery, and inflammatory responses are the most frequent causes of myofascial restrictions. These restrictions cause muscle and joint pain all over the body as well as digestive problems, respiratory problems, and posture issues which, in their own way, contribute to health problems.
Myofascial Release Therapy Effectively Treats:
- Pain in muscles and joints
- Headaches and migraines
- TMJ syndrome
- Posture issues and resulting health problems
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Pelvic pain problems
- Respiratory problems and restrictions
- Tension wherever it’s held in the body
- Movement and range of motion problems
What a Myofascial Release Session is Like
A myofascial release session is deeply relaxing but also involves frequent communication between the client and the therapist to remain in a zone of comfort and effectiveness. The therapist works directly on the skin with no oils so that they can feel the changes taking place in the tissues.
The techniques used involve gentle pressure and some stretches sustained for a few minutes while the tissues relax and the restrictions are released. Myofascial release also works well when included with other massage modalities (it is a part of craniosacral therapy). It is usually incorporated in the beginning of a medical massage session before oils are applied. Each client gets individualized sessions geared towards their own unique issues. They are also given self treatment instructions and guidance so that they feel a part of their own healing journey.Our Special Team Approach to Your Health Care
At the Center, your Myofascial Release therapist has the opportunity to consult with complementary practitioners and medical doctors about your health concerns and the progress you are making. These practitioners are always available to you as well.
We take great pride in our staff's special team consulting approach to the care of our patients, giving you the best that Integrative Medicine has to offer.
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