What is Fascia? Fascial restrictions can result from trauma.
Fascia is a three-dimensional web of connective tissue which covers the body from head to toe. Visualize a cable-knit sweater covering your entire body and you are seeing the fascia. Fascia interpenetrates every muscle, bone, nerve, artery, and vein. It lines internal organs, covers your nervous system, and has a profound impact on all structures and systems of the human body.
Fascial restrictions can result from trauma, which can be both physical or emotional. Restrictions can also result from inflammation, surgical procedures, repetitive stress injuries, and poor posture. Fascial restrictions produce tremendous pressure with tensile strength of upward to 2,000 pounds per square inch.
The pressure from a fascial restriction is tantamount to a “straight jacket” — compressing surrounding nerves, vessels, muscles, bones, arteries, veins, and internal organs. Instead of being your fluid shock absorber as intended, fascia becomes dense and fibrous, losing its fluidity and causing pain and inflammation. Your body can become less mobile, less stable, and unable to withstand stress.
Fascial restrictions are undetectable with standard tests such X-Rays, CAT scans, and MRI’s.
Myofascial Release is a safe and highly effective hands-on therapy to treat fascial restrictions. A body/mind treatment, it addresses the entire person and is “individual” to each patient.
During a treatment, the therapist applies gentle sustained pressure to release fascial restrictions. This sustained pressure frees the body from its “straight jacket.” With proper treatment, the fascia rehydrates and reorganizes, adding length to the connective tissue and restoring space in the body. Alignment and mobility return, permitting more effective and efficient communication of the nervous system. The body heals as pain and inflammation are eliminated.
Myofascial Release is proven to be effective in treating the following conditions:
- Carpal Tunnel
- Low Back Pain
- Sacroiliac pain
- Pelvic Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Painful Scars
- Disc Problems
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Joint Pain
- Neck Pain
- Hip pain
- Women’s Health Issues
Pilates is a method of exercise and movement. It is designed to help stretch, strengthen, and balance mobility and stability throughout the body. It focuses on postural awareness through breathing, strengthening core muscles, and developing body awareness. It is a total body mind movement methodology. Pilates is a perfect adjunct to Myofascial Release as it helps to create more efficient and effective movement patterns and greater body awareness.
Biodynamic Cranial Touch
Biodynamic Cranial Touch accesses the cranial sacral system. It can be a stand alone treatment or incorporated into a Myofascial Release Session.