Diane Terry-Lee, RMT
Member of ANBMT & MARA
REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST AND ACUPUNCTURIST (P): 1-506-476-1515 (E): dterry@rogers.com

Mysofacial Release

 

Mysofacial Release helps to free tissue so your muscles work better

Performing myofascial release has demonstrated the necessity of exploring the cause of the  pain along with treating the pain itself.

What is Fascia?

Fascia is a continuous laminated sheet of connective tissue that extends without interruption from the top of the head to the tip of the toes.

When fascia is dehydrated or tight, your body can experience limited mobility and/or pain.

When Fascia Is Injured

Because fascia is all interconnected and permeates all regions of the body, when it scars and hardens in one area (following injury, inflammation, disease, surgery, etc.), it can put tension on adjacent pain-sensitive structures as well as on structures in far-away areas.

Treating Fascial Restrictions

The fascia is "released" in areas that have a strong "drag" on your area of injury. This is a whole body approach to treatment. A good example is the chronic low back pain patient; although the low back is primarily involved, the patient may also have significant discomfort in the neck. This is due to the gradual tightening of the muscles and especially of the fascia, as this tightness has crept its way up the back, eventually creating neck and head pain. Resolution of the low back pain requires release of the fascia of both the head and neck.

Muscle provides the greatest bulk of our body's soft tissue. Because all muscle is enveloped by and ingrained with fascia, myofascial release is the term that has been given to the techniques that are used to relieve soft tissue from the abnormal grip of tight fascia ("myo" means "Muscle").

A key to the success of myofascial release treatments is to keep the pressure and stretch extremely mild.

Mysofacial Release therapy

Your comfort is very important and feedback is encouraged throughout the treatment