Myofascial release is a hands-on manual therapy targeting the fascia—a highly innervated, continuous network enveloping muscles, bones, nerves, and organs. Any form of trauma can cause hypertonic (tight) muscles and myofascial trigger points, and for the fascia to lose it's elastic, gliding, and pliable qualities.
Our approach is grounded in a comprehensive understanding of the fascial system, relevant neurology, and the anatomy it supports. Muscular tension and myofascial trigger points are two of the most common orthopedic problems, often under-diagnosed in traditional healthcare. Myofascial treatments incorporate techniques that can target muscles and trigger points, extending beyond to address ligaments, nerve sheaths, abdominal structures, and the cranial dura. Techniques can range from gentle unwinding to more active soft tissue releases and joint articulations.
The core goals of this therapy include enhancing movement qualities within the tissues and refining our clients' kinesthetic sense. These goals can contribute to significant reductions in pain, enhanced adaptability, improved function, and an overall greater sense of well-being.
Fascial work, coupled with insights into nervous system dynamics, allows this therapy to address not just the pain, stress, or trauma, but also the individual behind it - recognizing and meeting their unique needs.
Any myofascial release or trigger point work can be combined with acupuncture to amplify effects. Myofascial release complements and supports any wellness program, exercise, and other treatment interventions.
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