Myofascial, Osseous and Viceral Treatment
My feeling is that in many instances folks have lost connection to parts of their body often as a result of some painful stimulus, some injury or traumatic event or even some repetitive stress or strain has resulted in their blocking the ability to feel and control the area. Conversely the same region will be the location of "perceived pain". Often general and hard to precisely locate but then punctuated by bouts of sharp specific pain. Pain is also often associated with movement in the area and so reinforces the dissociation and lack of motor control which has given in to broad splinting in the body. I use Myofascial Release Techniques to help achieve better hydration and mobility thus helping bones into their natural rhythm of full function in our bony structure. This approach gets to the actual source of the discomfort and treating that dysfunction, rather than chasing symptoms around the body and never getting results. Clients often feel immediate relief that lasts longer than the quick endorphin release achieved in spa settings. This work is very powerful and effective, as it structurally realigns the body, correcting poor posture, and allowing the patient to be free of the pain that poor alignment brings.
STRETCH and MOVE
Regular stretching and movement patterns become very important to maintain tissue health.
Once natural movement is restored, the focus moves to strengthening the unconditioned neural pathways by instilling awareness of the natural movement patterns as well as strengthening of the muscles to regain full function. I encourage clients to work on this themselves so that they can reinforce their newfound awareness.This speaks to the intelligence of tissue and it's ability to adapt and grow whilst being put through various activities.
By complementing the body’s natural healing processes, Myofascial Release is increasingly being used as a preventive health measure. Massage in general is known for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including (but not limited to):
- Migraine/tension Headaches
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Orthopedic Problems
- Chronic Fatigue
- Stress and Tension-Related Problems
- Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
- Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
- Immune Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Post-Surgical Dysfunction/Scar tissue
- Pre and Post Natal conditions
- Tail Bone Pain or Coccygeal Pain
Fascia is a thin sheath of fibrous tissue enclosing a muscle, bone or other organs and connecting it to all other aspects of the body in the immediate are as well as holding it in it's allocated space within the area. Think of it as the foam filler around everything and in-between everything in the body.
“Fascia invests and connects structures, providing the scaffolding that permits and enhances transmission forces.”