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Body Connections Fitness & Massage Therapy

My Specialties

Myofascial Release, LAST, Graston, Cupping & Rapid

How Myofascial Tissue is Treated

We have several methods to treat fascia in the clinic. Myofascial Release, LAST ( Ligamentous Articular Strain Technique),Myofascial Cupping , Graston Technique, and Rapid Neurofascial Reset. After consultation and assessment, your therapist will discuss which modality is best suited for your needs.

Lets understand the word "myofascial" first. The word 'my' means 'muscle'. The word 'fascia' means the 'band' or 'connective soft tissue' that supports your entire body. If you could see connective tissue beneath your skin you would observe that it is fibrous, densely woven, continuously connects and surrounds our internal organs, permeates the entire body from head to toe, and has characteristics that provide cushioning and support to our complete body.

Time, injury, wear and tear, poor posture, stress and other factors can cause this connective tissue to manifest tension, restrictions and imbalance within our bodies. Myofascial Release, Rapid, and LAST  are very effective hands-on techniques that work  to 'release' the fascial system reducing pain  and promoting healing. Graston Technique is an evidence-based form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization that allows for precise detection and treatment of fascial restrictions and tendon dysfunctions. Myofascial cupping utilizes negative pressure to treat similar issues.

How is the fascia treated?

Your trained therapist will first observe your posture and discuss any pains or physical conditions that cause you discomfort or restrict movements. Skill and knowledgebase allows your practitioner to feel, observe and sense where varied degrees of pressure, stretching, kneading and palpitation will help eliminate pain and restore range of motion. To use an analogy, imagine your fascia system is a damp linen sweater that is laid out for drying. You might 'stretch’ and reshape the sweater fabric to condition its shape and conformity to its proper appearance. In a like manner, your Myofascial Release specialist will use skilled 'stretch' and 'release' technique as well as other techniques to condition your myofascial system.

What conditions might warrant Fascial treatment?

General discomfort, chronic pain, sporting injuries, sciatica, tendonitis, sprains, strains,  headache, back pain, whiplash injury, muscle spasms, arthritis, joint replacement, restriction of motion, poor posture and specific ailments related to everyday living such as carpal tunnel and neurological dysfunction. Myofascial restrictions can be manipulated to restore range of motion and alleviate pain.

What is the process?

You and your therapist will discuss relevant information including any discomforts you have such as pain, injuries, disorders and similar matters. Problems are noted and treatment begins. The goal is to provide safe and effective treatment that encourages your body to restore, realign and balance your myofascial system.

 

We invite you to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.

Reduce PAIN, Restore Range of Motion, Promote Healing