This technique is beneficial to most of the soft tissues, but the biggest improvement can be seen in the tendons, muscles, and the fascia sheets covering these areas.
Every Myofascial Release treatment contains the same components. The therapist will find the area of tightness. Then a light stretch is applied to the tight area. The therapist and the patient wait for the tissue to relax and then the therapist increases the stretch. The process is repeated until the area is fully relaxed. Then, the next area is stretched.
Our therapist will be able to find sore spots just by feel. Often, patients are unable to pinpoint some sore spots or have grown used to them until the therapist finds them again. The size and sensitivity of these sore spots, called Myofascial Trigger Points, will decrease with treatment.
The patient's progress is then measured by a decrease in their pain and by an improvement in their overall posture.
Myofascial release is an advanced technique requiring specific training. Lisa will be happy to answer questions about her training and experience.