Trauma, inflammatory response, surgery and repetitive tasks can create fascial restrictions carrying up to 2000lbs of tensile strength. By releasing tension and pressure, Myofascial Release may increase blood flow and nutrients to the cells, restoring you to a pain-free, active lifestyle. Using the Myofascial Release technique, you will often be able to release restrictions completely.
Through courses and training at the John Barnes Myofascial Release Centers, a therapist is able to see and feel where fascial restrictions are located. Once a restrictions is found, the therapist engages that restriction at the barrier and waits for it to release. The barrier is the point at which the fascial restriction is in a slightly stretched position. This positions is held for 90-120 seconds, enabling the start of the release. Full release of the fascia occurs after 3-5 minutes. This allows the collagenous (80%) and the elestatic (20%) component of fascia to be released, giving you permanent relief.
Note: If you love the relief that massage brings to the body but find yourself wishing that the results were longer lasting or suffer from chronic pain….Ask Your massage therapist about how Myofascial Release may be able to help!