Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that
involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective
tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential "time
element" has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a
low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium
(fascia) to elongate.
Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create
Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately
2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up
in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans,
electromyography, etc.) A high percentage of people suffering with pain and/or
lack of motion may be having fascial problems, but are not diagnosed.
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 Myofascial Release 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.
Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin
without oils, creams or machinery. This enables the therapist to accurately
detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained
pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.
*All above information courtesy of www.myofascialrelease.com