What is Myofascial Therapy?
'Myofascial' refers to the muscle tissue (myo) and the connective tissue (fascia) that is in and around it. When stressed or injured, the muscle and connective tissue can form trigger points — or contracted knots — that cause a myriad of symptoms including pain, tightness, numbness, decreased mobility and other disfunction. This therapeutic approach includes:
Passive and active movements, joint mobilizations and positional analysis are all used to determine which tissues may be causing the problem.
Treatment consists of advanced manual techniques, stretching, as well as active and passive movements. The amount of pressure used is determined by the receiver's comfort level. The body is then re-evaluated to ensure that the treatment is successful.
As soft tissue stresses and injuries respond well to regular attention, simple self-care techniques and stretches are offered to help you improve between sessions.