For the effective treatment of chronic restrictions, I offer exclusive myofascial release sessions.  Through slow, patient engagement of dry tissue until one or several softenings occur, myofascial release can address the cause, or causes, of chronic pain, globally.  Through myofascial release, stiffness and pain are greatly reduced, bringing a sense of wellness and healing.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


How does myofascial release work?

The myofascial release therapist applies soft, gentle pressure on the area that needs to be worked, and waits until the fascia or connective tissue is released.  Since the tissue has its own intelligence, for every cell has energy, information and memory, the myofascial therapist is constantly sensing or “listening” to what the tissue is “telling” him or her to do.  This may intuitively lead the therapist to work in other areas where the cause of pain may originate.


Is myofascial release painful?

In a similar way to deep-tissue massage, myofascial release may at times feel slightly uncomfortable, therefore the therapist will check with the patient throughout the session.  If the gentle pressure that is needed for myofascial release feels too instense, it can always be softened or stopped completely.  The patient can always say “stop” or “halt,” and it will always be honored.  Like deep tissue massage, some therapeutic discomfort may follow after a myofascial release session, up to three days later.


How many sessions of myofascial release do I need?

As with any other type of bodywork, there is no magic number, but in a general sense, three sessions is a good place to start, since it is unreasonable to expect a chronic condition that took years to develop to be eliminated in a single session.  Future maintenance sessions and home care recommendations by the myofascial therapist are always helpful.


What should I wear?

Athletic shorts for men and women, and sports bras for women are recommended.  Underwear is fine, too.  You should wear what you feel comfortable with.