At Functional Vitality, we utilize the John F Barnes Myofascial Release Approach. It is a holistic gentle manual therapy technique that applies sustained pressure to restricted areas in the myofascial tissue. With myofascial release, we follow the symptoms but look elsewhere for the root cause. In traditional therapy, techniques only treat the symptoms and ignore the myofascial restrictions. This leaves the client with results that are temporary and never seems to get better. Myofascial release produces long lasting results because it releases enormous pressure on pain sensitive structures, alleviate symptoms, and allow the body’s natural healing to function properly.
Fascia is a connective tissue which covers the entire body as one continuous structure. It flows from head to toe, skin to cell deep, and surrounds every structure within the body. It’s essential because it supports, protects, transports fluids and nutrients, etc. So when there is physical trauma, tension, and inflammation that affect the fascia, over time it can cause major dysfunction in the body. It is estimated that restrictions in the fascia can exert 2,000 lbs of pressure on the body. Just imagine how that feels, NOT great.
Not only can fascia be affected on a physical level but also on an emotional level. The fascia stores memories and emotions within the tissue as well. When the mind/body connection occurs, we can begin seeing our body as whole and not in separate pieces. Our mind cannot flow without our body and vice versa. When physical restrictions and the memory within the tissue that creates subconscious holding/bracing patterns within the body are released, natural healing can occur.
Our in-person Occupational Therapy services uses John F Barnes Myofascial Release as a primary modality in all our therapeutic treatments and programs.As skilled therapists, we are trained to find these myofascial restrictions within the body and release them so your body can naturally heal itself.Myofascial release not only connects you with your body on a physical level but also on an emotional level. As we work together, you will begin tuning into your mind-body connection and allowing yourself to become aware of how your body feels and responds during treatment. You will also receive self-treatment to continue at home in-between sessions to further your healing.
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