What is Myofascial Release? What is Fascia? Who is Myofascial Release and Wellness of Tampa Bay?
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. The most key and essential element is TIME. The “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. It is like holding an ice cube gently in you hand, only time and gentle pressure will melt the ice and return it to a fluid state.
Fascia is a specialized system of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider’s web or a sweater. Fascia is very densely woven, covering and interpenetrating every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein, as well as, all of our internal organs including the heart, lungs, brain and spinal cord. The most interesting aspect of the fascial system is that it is not just a system of separate coverings. It is actually one continuous structure that exists from head to toe without interruption. In this way you can begin to see that each part of the entire body is connected to every other part by the fascia, like the yarn in a sweater.
Fascia plays an important role in the support and function of our bodies, since it surrounds and attaches to all structures. In the normal healthy state, the fascia is relaxed and wavy in configuration. It has the ability to stretch and move without restriction. When one experiences physical trauma, emotional trauma, scarring, or inflammation, however, the fascia loses its pliability. It becomes tight, restricted, and a source of tension to the rest of the body. Trauma, such as a fall, car accident, whiplash, surgery or just habitual poor posture and repetitive stress injuries has cumulative effects on the body. The changes trauma causes in the fascial system influences comfort and function of our body. Fascial restrictions can exert excessive pressure causing all kinds of symptoms producing pain, headaches or restriction of motion. Fascial restrictions affect our flexibility and stability, and are a determining factor in our ability to withstand stress and perform daily activities.
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.
Myofascial Release is a Hands-On Treatment. Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables me therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia. The use of Myofascial Release allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual. Providing one-on-one therapy sessions that are hands-on treatments during which time the use of a variety of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy in order to restore and return the fascial system and YOU back to a healthier and more functional state of being.
Myofascial Release and Wellness of Tampa Bay not only provides the hands on care you deserve but promotes independence through education in proper body mechanics and movement, self treatment instruction, enhancement of strength, improved flexibility, and postural and movement awareness. Myofascial Release also is used to maintain a healthy state of being. You don’t have to have aches and pains, you just need a body that has fascia and we all have that. It is a way of performing the flexibility and stability, strength and balance that the bodies need. Myofascial Release treats all ages, all genders and even pets too.
Myofascial Release and Wellness of Tampa Bay provides mobile services to a large service area within the Great Tampa Bay Area of Florida, St.Petersburg, the Gulf Beaches, Clearwater, Largo, Tampa, Lutz, Wesley Chapel, Brandon, Bradenton, Riverview, Suncity, Anna Maria Island, New Tampa, Bell-air, Indian Rocks, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, Palmetto, Sarasota, Zephner, Brooksville, Tarpon Springs, and Spring Hill just to name a few. I have been providing health care services for over 20 years. I found the work of John Barnes Myofascial Release as a patient myself. After experiencing this amazing and life changing and saving work I knew I had to learn how to provide this to my clients. As a result, I truly can say I know what it feels like to be on the table as a patient and off the table as a therapist with a compassionate heart that has been there too. When we are in pain or in need of treatment, what better way to receive that right in your own home. I do see clients that come from areas further than I can travel to and can have the ability to treat at a fix location. Why not visit my website to learn more information and contact me to set up a consultation and treatment today. It really will be the best decision you make for you and your body, mind and spirit.