Myofascial Release

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Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy to release muscle fascia. An assessment is made by visually analyzing the human frame and palpating the tissue texture of various fascial layers, located an area of fascial tensions, then gentle pressure is applied in the direction of restricted. It’s an effective therapeutic approach to relieve cervical pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, neurological dysfunction, restriction of motion, chronic pain, and headaches. Using specific pressure in specific directions, the fascial warms and melts allowing for deeper work to be done. Performed on a massage table, lotion or oil may be applied. Read more…

Therapeutic Benefits:

Relieves pain and tension

Breaks down adhesion and fibrosis

Relaxes contracted muscles, increase mobility & flexibility

Stimulates the stretch reflex of muscles and overlying fascia

Increases circulation and lymphatic drainage

Prevents ischemia and somatic dysfunction

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