Myofascial Release

What is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial Release is a safe and very 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.

 

 

Fascia Photo by  Dr. JC Guimberteau

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 our therapists use a multitude of 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 Myofascial Release 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.

BENEFIT
Correct muscle imbalances
↑ Joint range of motion
↓ Muscle soreness & relieve joint stress
↓ Neuromuscular hypertonicity
↑ Extensibility of musculotendinous junction
↑ Neuromuscular efficiency
Maintain normal functional muscular length

Who Can Benefit

Back strain, chronic back pain, low back pain, thoracic back pain
Chronic cervical pain
Complex pain complaints
Fibromyalgia
Myofascial pain dysfunction
Plantar fasciitis
Thoracic outlet syndrome
TMJ dysfunction
Trigger points, tender points *