Myofascial Release

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE

Myofascia, often simply called fascia, is an amazingly strong but pliable connective tissue that runs throughout the body, holding all parts together into a structure. It is often likened to a spider’s web. Myofascia, when healthy, is strong but soft and well organized. It allows us to move without restriction and maintain good posture. It helps us deal with mechanical stresses and maintains our strength.

As all parts in the body are connected to the others by fascia, when injured or inflamed, fascia acts like a pulled thread in cloth. It pulls on the whole fabric, throwing off the entire weave.

Disruptions in the fascia tissue order are thought to cause restrictions in the normal positioning and movement of organs, muscles, veins and nerves. This may cause persistent pain, loss of motion, and poor posture. Some causes of disruption to this tissue are traumas, surgery, deep scars, persistent inflammation.

Myofascial release is a manual treatment to release tension in the fascia. Application of myofascial release typically includes long stretching strokes intended to balance the tissues and muscles. The goal is to release the “pulled thread” in the cloth, or reorganize the fascia to normalize the “weave in the cloth.” Manual pressure can range from light to deep. Communication between therapist and patient is important to make the experience pleasant. Release of restricted tissue may lead to both pain relief and emotional relief.

Here are a few of the many symptoms that respond well to Myofascial Release:

* Fibromyalgia
* TMJ Problems
* Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
* Acute and Chronic Pain
* Post Motor Vehicle Accident
* Back Pain
* Headaches
* Scoliosis
* Neck Pain
* Numbness and/or tingling in the arms/legs
* Sports Injuries
* Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
* Arthritis
* Sciatica
* Repetitive Strain Injuries
* Myofascial Pain Syndrome
* Post-Surgical Pain: Cancer surgery, abdominal surgery, post-joint replacement
* Post-radiation soft tissue tightness
* Postural Issues
* Migraines
* Restriction of Motion
* Scars—from trauma, accidents or surgery
* Post Mastectomy/Lumpectomy Scarring and Pain

Myofascial Release

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE

Myofascia, often simply called fascia, is an amazingly strong but pliable connective tissue that runs throughout the body, holding all parts together into a structure. It is often likened to a spider’s web. Myofascia, when healthy, is strong but soft and well organized. It allows us to move without restriction and maintain good posture. It helps us deal with mechanical stresses and maintains our strength.

As all parts in the body are connected to the others by fascia, when injured or inflamed, fascia acts like a pulled thread in cloth. It pulls on the whole fabric, throwing off the entire weave.

Disruptions in the fascia tissue order are thought to cause restrictions in the normal positioning and movement of organs, muscles, veins and nerves. This may cause persistent pain, loss of motion, and poor posture. Some causes of disruption to this tissue are traumas, surgery, deep scars, persistent inflammation.

Myofascial release is a manual treatment to release tension in the fascia. Application of myofascial release typically includes long stretching strokes intended to balance the tissues and muscles. The goal is to release the “pulled thread” in the cloth, or reorganize the fascia to normalize the “weave in the cloth.” Manual pressure can range from light to deep. Communication between therapist and patient is important to make the experience pleasant. Release of restricted tissue may lead to both pain relief and emotional relief.

Here are a few of the many symptoms that respond well to Myofascial Release:

* Fibromyalgia
* TMJ Problems
* Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
* Acute and Chronic Pain
* Post Motor Vehicle Accident
* Back Pain
* Headaches
* Scoliosis
* Neck Pain
* Numbness and/or tingling in the arms/legs
* Sports Injuries
* Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
* Arthritis
* Sciatica
* Repetitive Strain Injuries
* Myofascial Pain Syndrome
* Post-Surgical Pain: Cancer surgery, abdominal surgery, post-joint replacement
* Post-radiation soft tissue tightness
* Postural Issues
* Migraines
* Restriction of Motion
* Scars—from trauma, accidents or surgery
* Post Mastectomy/Lumpectomy Scarring and Pain