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Myofascial Release is a highly effective, full body hands on approach. This method is supported and based on the most recent scientific research on human anatomy and physiology combined with an ancient wisdom. This manual therapy can provide extra-ordinary results by releasing body restrictions and bracing patterns, producing decrease of pain, inflammation and increasing range of motion. It views each individual as a whole person and creates an environment to allow one's self to heal. Unlike other forms of traditional therapies or conventional medicine, myofascial release does not just focus on symptoms or part of the body where the symptoms appear. It certainly addresses the symptoms at hand, but also identifies and rectifies the root cause of the problem. This is the reason behind profound and lasting results. To simply describe fascia, it is a complex and spider-web like system that runs in our body head to toe without interruption. It is a tough connective tissue that supports our entire being from the largest structures in our body down to the cellular level. Physical trauma, inflammation or postural misalignment can cause fascial restrictions, leading to pressure on pain sensitive structures or organs effecting their work and function. The excessive pressure acts as a straight jacket in our body, producing symptoms such as pain, headaches or limited range of motion etc... The approach of myofascial release uses sustained pressure and gentle stretching or compression into the fascial system, allowing it to regain fluidity and relieve tension of this tough connective tissue.

What is Fascia? 

Fascia is a tough connective tissue that spreads throughout the body in a three-dimensional web from head to foot, functioning without interruption. Fascia has the power to profoundly affect every muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel, organ and cell body. It is constantly changing to accomodate for the body's demands, and it separates, supports, connects and protects everything within the body. Its connection to the body's entirety automatically makes it capable to not only influence, but also be influenced by every structure, system and organ. When fascia is injured by trauma such as a motor vehicle accident, infection or any other demands we put our body through on a daily basis, the fascia will harden and thicken at the site of the injury. Due to fascia's vast coverage and continuous layer within the body, the site of the injury may effect other areas of the body which seem unrelated to the affected tissue.  

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