MYOFASCIAL RELEASE (MFR)
Myofascial release occurs when light pressure is put on the points of tension, pushing the damaged tissue gently. It can be used on very small, localized areas as well over larger areas such as the torso, arms, and legs. It differs from massage in that MFR can be very localized and is very gentle and tailored to each patient’s body and needs. MFR is an extremely mild stretching and balancing that has a deep and profound effect on body tissues.
Through myofascial release, many women can be treated effectively for various health/pelvic floor problems. These problems include interstitial cystitis, vulvodynia, menstrual problems, painful intercourse, and incontinence. Often women are too embarrassed or feel that such issues are too personal to talk about, but pelvic floor issues are very common, rarely talked about, and often not treated. Sometimes these issues also affect other areas of the body resulting in neck, jaw, low back pain or headaches.
CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY (CST)
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the craniosacral system (the brain and spinal cord). CST uses very light touch to balance the craniosacral system, which includes the bones, nerves, fluids, and connective tissues of the cranium and spinal area. CST falls under the umbrella of MFR.
Once you’re aligned and the fascia has been released and put back into it’s natural state, we will create a therapeutic exercise program focusing on myofascial stretching. This program will be designed to look at you as a whole including the activities you do and your function in whatever environment you live and work in. You will be responsible for your recovery through the custom made program. The program might include therapeutic exercise and activities, gait training, body awareness, and other things.