Myofascial Release Therapy focuses on releasing muscular shortness and tightness. There are a number of conditions and symptoms that Myofascial Release Therapy address.
Many patients seek Myofascial Release Therapy treatment after losing flexibility or function following an injury--or if experiencing ongoing back, shoulder, hip, or in virtually any area of the body pain.
Other conditions treated with Myofascial Release Therapy include Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, or possibly Fibromyalgia or Migraine Headaches.
Patient symptoms usually include:
Tightness of the tissues that restricts motion or that pulls the body out of alignment, causing individuals to favor or overuse one hip or shoulder, for example.
A sense of excessive pressure on muscles or joints to the point that it produces pain.
Pain in any part or parts of the body, including headache or back pain.
Rolfing® is a system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education that organizes the whole body in gravity. Rolfing bodywork affects the body’s posture and structure by manipulating the myofascial system (connective tissue). Often considered a deep-tissue approach, Rolfing bodywork actually works with all the layers of the body to ease strain patterns in the entire system. Research has demonstrated that Rolfing creates more efficient muscle use, allows the body to conserve energy, and creates more economical and refined patterns of movement. Rolfing has also been shown to significantly reduce chronic stress, reduce spinal curvature in subjects with lordosis (sway back), and enhance neurological functioning.
Benefits of Cranial Sacral Therapy (also known as Craniosacral Therapy) is a gentle, noninvasive form of Myofascial Release Therapy that addresses dysfunction in the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum as well as the membrane system that houses and/or feeds and nourishes the Central Nervous System. The goal of Cranial Sacral Therapy is to release restrictions (compression) in these vital areas to alleviate stress and pain and improve function throughout the rest of the body.
Traditional Thai massage is an ancient healing system that combines broad and targeted acupressure, stimulation and manipulation of energy lines called sen, and assisted yoga postures. Treatment effects are enhanced when the patient is fully relaxed and breathing deeply. This traditional healing practice, called nuad or nuad boran in the Thai language, stands in sharp contrast to western massage therapies. Nuad Boran (known in various forms as Thai massage, Thai Yoga Massage, and other terms) began to evolve in Thailand over 1,000 years ago. Based on healing principles similar to those of other Eastern healing arts, the Thai system focuses on circulation of vital energy in major pathways called sen. Energy lines are manipulated, and important pressure points along these pathways are stimulated to help break down blockages, stimulate energy flow and restore balance and harmony.