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Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique for stretching the fascia with the aim to balance the body.

The Fascia is located between the skin and the underlying structure of muscle and bone, it is a seamless web of connective tissue that covers and connects the muscles, organs, and skeletal structures in our body. To understand fascia and how it works, think of an orange. Under the orange peel is the pith, the white fiber netting. Beyond the pith is the membrane that gives orange slices their shape, and even deeper is a thinner membrane that forms the tiny individual pulp. All of this internal material — the netting and the membranes — is much like the fascia in the human body.

Myofascial Release involves applying gentle continued pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. The continued “time element” is essential to allow the fascia to elongate.

Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on the skin, mostly without oils, creams or machinery. Sometimes we apply a little bit of cream or lubricant to avoid skin irritation. The therapist will be able to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate the release of the fascia.

Keep in mind, Myofascial Release may be quite intense and sometimes a bit painful, but we are mindful to adjust the pressure to make sure we are not putting you into too much discomfort. Always make sure you are in the hands of an experienced myofascial release professional, like our Myotherapists, for the best results.

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