What is Myofacsial Release
A gentle blend of stretching and massage, Myofascial Release Therapy uses
hands-on manipulation of the entire body to promote healing, release and pain
relief. The therapy is based on the idea that poor posture, physical injury,
illness and emotional stress can throw the body out of alignment and cause its
intricate web of fascia to become tight and constricted.
How Does Myofascial Release Massage
The skilful use of the hands in Myofascial Release Therapy is said to
release disruptions in this fascial network that links every organ and tissue
in the body with every other part. Pressure on the bones, muscles, joints and
nerves is relieved in the process, and balance is restored. The release of
tension once the body has responded to the therapy allows more functional
flexibility and mobility of the muscles, fascia and associated structures.
Release may also facilitate the emergence of negative or repetitive emotional
patterns, which have interfered with the healing process.
What are the Benefits of
Myofascial Release Massage?
Myofascial Release Therapy may be helpful for many physical problems, including:
Back strain and general chronic or acute back
Lumbar and thoracic pain
Chronic cervical pain
Carpel tunnel syndrome
Myofascial pain dysfunction
Chronic pain syndromes
Myofascial Release treatments usually take one hour and will include a
physical evaluation before the treatment itself, for which the patient will be
unclothed. A series of treatments may be necessary, although relief may be
obtained in one session and it is generally suitable for people of all ages.