Breakthrough Treatment for Fibromyalgia and Chronic fatigue
Trauma, repetitive stress injury, scarring, inflammatory reactions, the effects of gravity on a poorly aligned body and life stressors can all create restrictions in the myofascia. These restrictions cause pain and stiffness making it difficult for you to move and prohibiting you from doing those things you love to do. Fascia is a thin connective tissue that runs from the top of the head to the tip of the toes in an uninterrupted web. It surrounds all the organs, lymph and blood vessels, the nerves, the brain and spinal cord, and every muscle in the body. All movement involves muscle and fascia - the myofascial system.
The area of pain may be quite distant from the original area of injury. For example, fascial restriction of the inner thigh can pull the pelvis out of alignment, changing the position of the spine and head, creating a migraine. Direct treatment of the headache will only yield temporary results; the original area of injury and the alignment of the pelvis must be addressed
Myofascial Release is a hands-on approach to treatment which evaluates the whole body to treat the cause of your symptoms. The practitioner applies a variety of sustained pressures, in combination with stretch and motion, to unravel and release tensions and tissue restrictions in your body. Pressures range from heavy to light depending on your body's needs.
Myofascial Release treatments begin with a full postural assessment. The physiotherapist finds areas of restriction, and gently applies stretches to the fascia until the tissue releases. The therapist works with, not on, the patient. Myofascial Release strives to achieve pain free, efficient movement patterns, through alignment and balancing of the body.
Myofascial Release can be highly effective in treatment of the following problems:
Back strain, chronic back pain
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Chronic neck pain
Headache / Migraine
External and Internal Scar Release
Thoracic outlet syndrome