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Owner, Maria Corrales, performing massage therapy treatment

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE

 

Maria is an advanced practitioner of the John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach. While there are many different styles of bodywork that use the term "myofascial release", Maria has found the John Barnes' approach to be the most effective for releasing restrictions in the connective tissue. It is safe, gentle, and consistently effective in producing results that last.

WHAT IS FASCIA?

 

Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds and runs through every organ in your body in a continuous, 3-dimensional matrix. It surrounds nerves, blood vessels, muscles, bones, and organs.  The fascia that surrounds the muscle cells of your calf gathers at the ends to form the muscle’s tendons.  That same fascia then continues up into the thigh to encompass the muscles and tissues of your hamstrings.  On the distal aspect, the fascia continues into the foot.  Because of this continuity, pain can be rooted in a fascial restriction in a very different area of the body. For example, sometimes the key to releasing your left shoulder is to release your right hip.

 

Healthy fascia has a liquid component which functions to allow our tissues to glide across one another without friction. When trauma occurs (physical, emotional or surgical) this fluid solidifies into a cementing glue. Holding patterns around which our bodies compensate are created. This results in a limited range of motion, recurrent or chronic pain, dysfunctional postural alignment, reduced circulation and hydration, and an increased risk of further injury.

Myofascial Release will safely and gently release the entire myofascial complex, restoring the fluidity, freedom and functionality of the body. 

 
EFFECTIVE IN TREATING:
  • Back Pain

  • Headaches

  • Whiplash

  • Pelvic Pain

  • Neck Pain

  • Sports Injuries

  • Chronic Pain

  • Disc Problems

  • Migraines

  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

  • Neurological Dysfunction

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Adhesions

  • Carpal Tunnel

  • Jaw Pain (TMJ)

  • Painful Scars

  • Scoliosis

  • Sciatica

  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome

  • Postural Misalignment

  • Limited range of motion


 
HOW IS MFR DIFFERENT THAN MASSAGE?

Fascia has a different composition than muscle tissue and thus requires a different approach. Fascial restrictions can exert up to 2000 lbs of force per square inch. Trying to overpower fascial restrictions with force is not only ineffective but can cause further unnecessary trauma itself. 

Effective Myofascial Release techniques typically involve significantly less pressure than employed for massage, and require dry skin-to-skin contact with no oils or lotions. Sustained stretches, traction, and rebounding (i.e. rocking) are utilized, all of which are quite gentle. Sensations may become very intense even though the pressure is very gentle. Clients are always empowered to ease, pause or halt treatments in accordance with their needs. Nothing is forced.

Myofascial Release accesses and facilitates the release of deep, long-held holding patterns, and thus can produce more long-lasting results than massage.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR SESSION

 

Wear or bring comfortable shorts that will allow access to your skin.  Women, please wear a sports bra.

Skin must be free of oil or lotion before treatment. 

 

 

photo of the fascial web inside the body
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