The fascia is like a 3D spider web matrix.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. It is deeply relaxing and nourishing to the nervous system.
Our fascia plays an important role in the support and function of our bodies as it surrounds and attaches to all structures including our muscles, tendons, nerves, organs and bones. It is the connective tissue of our bodies and gives our bodies their structure and shape. In its normal healthy state, the fascia has the ability to stretch and move without restriction. When one experiences physical trauma, emotional trauma, scarring, or inflammation, however, the fascia loses its pliability. It becomes tight, restricted, and a source of tension to the rest of the body. Fascial restrictions can exert excessive pressure on pain-producing structures causing symptoms such as pain, headaches or restriction of motion.
Myofascial release is different from a massage in that it uses no oils or lotions so that the practitioner’s hands can sink into the fascial structure and then slowly apply sustained pressure and stretch. The practitioner then waits for the fascia to slowly start releasing and unwinding. It can take several minutes to follow the fascia through its release. Every session is different as the fascia unwinds in a non-linear pattern and releases what the body is willing and ready to let go of. Many patients will experience feelings, memories, and emotions associated with the injury or trauma that the tissue may be holding.
Many people have found lasting and successful healing, pain relief, and ease of symptoms with Myofascial Release treatments.
Myofascial release may benefit the following and more:
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Jaw pain (TMJ)
Myofascial pain syndrome
Pelvic floor dysfunction
Post surgical care
Scars- painful, hypertrophic, post-surgical, post masectomy/breast implant/reduction