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Myofascial release is a gentle technique that utilizes sustained pressure and movement that gets down to the “fascial” level to eliminate restrictions and improve overall mobility, blood flow and general well-being. The “fascia” is a tough connective tissue that is connected throughout the entire body. It surrounds each part of the muscles, nerves, bones, organs, skin – literally every part of our body, and allows things to maintain shape and stay in correct position. Trauma, poor posture, repetitive motion and inflammation can put stress on the fascia and cause it to form restrictions that eventually cause pain and dysfunction throughout the body. Since the fascia is literally connected throughout the body, restrictions in one area can cause pain in a completely different area of the body (example: restrictions around the spinal cord and vertebrae causing pain in the foot or head).
In my practice, I have found that myofascial release is an extremely effective tool for every condition that I have treated: headaches, migraines, scar tissue and adhesions, low back pain, neck pain, spinal disc disorders, numbness and tingling, neuropathies, fibromyalgia, chronic pain and much more. I also utilize this technique in conjunction with cupping and dry needling to improve flexibility and general mobility for enhanced athletic performance, improved posture and injury prevention.
Cupping utilizes plastic or glass cups and adds a form of suction to draw the tissues up into the cup. This creates a negative pressure rather than the compression that is normally used within different massage and soft tissue mobilization techniques. This negative pressure breaks apart tissue adhesions and improves both blood and lymph circulation in the skin and muscles. This increases pliability, mobility and decreases “stagnation” within the fluids and tissues. Cupping can be very relaxing and is a less painful and more effective way of breaking up tissue adhesions and knots than the often-painful deep tissue massage.
Dr. Lisa Wilcox Phone: (720) 369-7738 Email: email@example.com