Myofascial Release is unique form of massage or body work that is very effective in reducing pain and promoting healing.
It involves stretching of the fascia, the connective tissue that provides support and protection in the human body including muscle.
Myofascial release offers a safe, gentle and consistently effective drug-free method for reducing pain, headaches, fibromyalgia symptoms, and increases range of motion and function. See below for a full list of symptoms that can be addressed.
Cody Morris is our specialist in myofascial release and incorporates this therapy into his massage for ultimate healing and well-being.
Cody begins with evaluating the patient to understand the symptoms and the best treatment. The myofascial work involves feedback from the body, feeling the stretch as the muscles open and release. This feedback from the body guides Cody in determining the order the muscles are worked and what the body is ready for.
He uses knuckles, elbow, forearm to slowly stretch the restricted fascia by stretching and mobilizing adhesive tissue. He moves slowly through the layers of the fascia until deep tissue is released. Gently stretching with light consistent pressure allows the fascia to unwind itself until free movement and desired range of motion is achieved.
Myofascial Release can address a variety of symptoms:
- Back Pain
- Pelvic Pain
- Neck Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Chronic Pain
- Disc Problems
- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
- Neurological Dysfunction
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Carpal Tunnel
- Jaw Pain (TMJ)
- Painful Scars
Our Goal is to Help you Return to a Pain Free, Active Lifestyle!
What is the Fascia?
Fascia is a tough connective tissue which spreads throughout the body in a three dimensional web from head to foot without interruption. The fascia surrounds every muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel and organ of the body, all the way down to the the cellular level. Therefore, malfunction of the fascial system due to trauma, posture, or inflammation can create a binding down of the fascia, resulting in abnormal pressure on nerves, muscles, bones, or organs.
Damage to the fascia can create pain or malfunction throughout the entire body, sometimes with bizarre side effects and seemingly unrelated symptoms, not always following dermatomal zones. It is thought that an extremely high percentage of people suffering with pain and/or lack of motion may be having fascial problems; but most go undiagnosed.