To understand this brand of therapy it is important to know what the fascia is. Fascia is a tough connective tissue which spreads throughout the body in a three dimensional web from your head to your feet without interruption. Trauma or inflammation can create a binding down of fascia resulting in excessive pressure on nerves, muscles, blood vessels, osseous structures and or organs.
In the normal healthy state, the fascia is relaxed and wavy in configuration. It has the ability to stretch and move without restriction. When we experience physical trauma or inflammation, however, the fascia loses its flexibility. It becomes very tight, and can be a source of tension to the rest of the body. Trauma such as a fall, whip lash, surgery or just habitual poor posture over time has cumulative effect. The fascia can exert excessive pressure producing pain, headaches and restriction of motion.
Our therapy sessions are hands on treatment during which our therapists use a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy. The goal of Myofascial Release is to restore the individual's freedom, so they may return to a pain free, active lifestyle.