Myofascial release, is this innovative, highly effective whole-body approach for the evaluation and treatment of pain and dysfunction. It was John Barnes P.T. who focused solely on the body’s fascial system introducing Myfascial-Release as an excellent choice for a better balanced body. This specific therapy is a holistic blend of soft tissue manipulations, joint mobilization techniques, body stretching & gentle sustained pressure that is held for approximately five minutes. Specified to address restrictions and restore proper movement.
The fascia is a tough connective tissue that spreads throughout the body in a tree-dimensional web from head to foot without interruption. This tissue covers muscles, bones, nerves, organs, and vessels down to the cellular level. Any malfunction of the system due to trauma, poor posture, or inflammation can bind down the fascia, resulting in abnormal pressure on any or all of these body components.
It has been estimated that fascial restrictions can create a tensile stress of up to approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch! This enormous and excessive pressure on pain-sensitive structures can produce many of the pains, headaches and other undesirable symptoms that many people suffer. Unfortunately, most of these conditions go undiagnosed, as all of the standard tests, such as X-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, and EMG do not show fascial restrictions.
Myofascial Release techniques will not only reduce your symptoms, but ultimately will release the tensile pressure caused by restricted fascia and restore the normal quality of motion and well as your body's ability to absorb shock.
Myofascial Release techniques are especially applicable in managing acute and chronic pain, neurologic and movement dysfunction, birth trauma, head injuries, pediatric and geriatric conditions, pelvic and menstrual problems, temporomandibular dysfunction, headaches, sports injuries, restriction of motion, recurring injuries, and enhancement of optimum performance.