Myofascial Release Therapy

Fascia is very densely woven, covering and interpenetrating every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein, as well as, all of our internal organs including the heart, lungs, brain and spinal cord.  It is one continuous structure that exists from head to toe without interruption. Each part of the entire body is connected to every other part by the fascia, like the yarn in a sweater. Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions. Myofascial Release Therapy produces a softening of the tissues and freeing of fascial restrictions. Myofascial Release Therapy  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. Therefore, fascia responds to the trained touch to release the adverse effects of inflammation, tensions and trauma. On the nervous system level, this work helps the body become more aware of itself and less prone to injury.