Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a whole body treatment method that recognizes that tightness and restrictions in one area of the body affects the entire body. Restrictions cause uneven stresses in the body and inefficient movement patterns. Our bodies maintain the most energy-efficient posture and movement patterns available to us. When a more efficient posture can be achieved using Myofascial Release, energy increases and pain decreases. Our brains recognize our current posture, muscle tension, and movement patterns as being “normal” — not necessarily as efficient or pain free. Myofascial Release requires re-education of the central nervous system to accept the new posture and muscle tension as better and less painful.

During the initial phase of treatment, the patient’s brain says, “This isn’t me! This feels weird. I’m not going to do this,” and the changes achieved in a treatment session do not last. As treatment progresses, however, the patient’s brain begins to recognize the new posture and lessened muscle tension as being less energy expensive and less painful. At that point, the changes achieved during treatment last longer. At the end stage of treatment, the brain recognizes the new posture and muscle tension as better, less painful and more energy efficient. When that occurs, change is maintained, the old posture is recognized as inefficient and painful while the new posture is more efficient and not (or less)painful.