Myofascial release therapy is a safe and effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the connective tissue tightness and restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. The gentle pressure applied slowly will allow fascia to elongate. Fascial is the connective tissue that surrounds muscles.
Myofascial release strokes are applied in the same direction as the muscle fiber in order to attain full range of motion in the muscle. Your therapist will use light traction and twisting strokes to attain a full reflex range of the muscle. Gentle stretching is one of the best ways to release tension from fascia. This therapy has been proven extremely beneficial in promoting recovery from all types of physical injuries and conditions such as sports injuries, back pain, neck pain, whiplash, stress-related tension, and repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
The use of Myofascial release allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual. Our one-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which our therapists use a multitude of techniques and movement therapy. We promote independence through education in proper body mechanics and movement, self treatment instruction, enhancement of strength, improved flexibility, and postural and movement awareness.