Myofascial Release Therapy
What is Myofascial Release Therapy?
To understand Myofascial Release Therapy, one must have an understanding of “fascia.” Fascia is three-dimensional connective tissue that supports our entire body. It runs from the top of our head to the bottom of our feet without interruption. Fascia should be fluid-like and easily alter itself through changes in our body. Due to trauma, inflammation, disease, repetitive strain, etc., fascia solidifies and results in pressure on nerves, muscles and accentuates overall pain. Once our bodies begin to develop these restrictions, they pull our body out of balance and our posture in everyday activities becomes compromised. We begin to brace ourselves or use compensatory strategies to function. This begins the cycle that often continues throughout life.
Myofascial Release Therapy is a hands-on, skin-on-skin therapy that addresses fascial restrictions. With the facilitation of a skilled therapist, fascial restrictions are assessed and treated. Treatment may involve structural work, sustained pressure into the restriction, forms of traction, cranial fascial, rebounding or unwinding. It is performed without oils, creams or lotions.
How is Myofascial Release Therapy different than massage and other therapies?
Other types of massage therapy focus on muscles and bones that make up about 20% of our tissue. Fascia makes up approximately 80% of our bodies and surrounds all muscles, bones, organs, etc. Myofascial Release Therapy, with the facilitation of a skilled therapist, works WITH the body to assist it release these adhesions. In several instances, restrictions are often far in proximity to where the client is feeling pain. Remember, the fascia is a three-dimensional connective tissue!
What Symptoms can Myofascial Release Therapy Treat?
Myofascial Release Therapy may provide relief from symptoms such as:
- Back pain
- Sprains and strains
- Poor posture
- Body stiffness, aches or pains
- Muscle pain, weakness and tension
- Restricted movements
- Poor mobility
- Pain and tightness of the pelvic & abdominal areas
Myofascial Release Therapy Indianapolis Indiana
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