Myofascial release is not massage. It is treatment that uses gently sustained pressure into restricted areas of myofascial tissue. As pressure is applied and sustained, the hardened, tight fascia softens into its unrestricted, pliable and mobile state again, relieving pressure on pain-sensitive structures and restoring mobility and function.
WHAT IS FASCIA?
Fascia is strong connective tissue that runs as a three-dimensional and continuous webbing throughout our bodies from the top of our head to the tips of our toes and fingers. It surrounds, supports and is embedded into every tissue and organ of our bodies and normally moves fluidly with our body while providing strength and support.
However, traumas like a fall, whiplash injury, surgery, inflammation and even poor posture, can accumulate over time in the fascial tissue. These traumas can cause the fascia to harden, lose elasticity and exert excessive pressure on surrounding tissues such as blood vessels, organs, muscle, bone and nerves, thereby causing pain.
WHAT KIND OF CONDITIONS CAN BE TREATED WITH MYFASCIAL RELEASE?
Some of the conditions that can be treated with myofascial release are:
back, neck, and chronic pain, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, TMJ problems, urinary incontinence, mastectomy pain, lymphedema, painful scars, coccygeal pain and restrictive mobility.
Not all problems stem from fascial restrictions, though a surprisingly high percentage of cases do. This is often the case when all the standard tests such as CAT scans, MRIs, x-rays and myelograms are negative, and medications help only temporarily.
HOW WILL I FEEL DURING AND AFTER TREATMENT
Your pain should be relieved and in some cases eliminated. You will experience more flexibility, a better range-of-motion, and the ability to resume many of your former activities.
Our Goal is to Help you Return to a Pain Free, Active Lifestyle!
- Back Pain
- Shoulder Problems
- Neck Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Chronic Pain
- Disc Problems
- Neurological Dysfunction
- Carpal Tunnel
- Jaw Pain (TMJ)
- Painful Scars
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Upper Back Pain/Poor Posture