Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.)
The medical approach is to drug patients so they temporarily are free from pain, but does nothing about the “straight-jacket” of pressure that is causing the pain. Traditional physical, occupational and massage therapy treats the symptoms caused by the pressure of the “straightjacket” of the Myofascial system, but does nothing about the “straightjacket” of pressure that causes and perpetuates the symptoms. This is why so many patients only have temporary results never seeming to get better with traditional therapy. Myofascial Release treats the entire Myofascial mind/body complex eliminating the pressure of the restricted Myofascial system (the straightjacket) that causes the symptoms.
Most of my clients have been seen by a host of Doctors, Physical Therapists and healing clinics of all types. Some have traveled to other countries only to find their way back to someone who practices MFR and can provide real healing.
Some of the benefits are but not limited to:
Back Pain - Headaches - Whiplash - Pelvic Pain - Neck pain - Sports Injuries - Chronic Pain and or Stiffness - Spinal Disc Problems - Migraines - Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (Pain or Incontinence) - Neurological Dysfunction - Fibromyalgia - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Adhesions - Carpal Tunnel - Jaw Pain (TMJ) - Painful Scars - Scoliosis - Sciatica - Myofascial Pain Syndrome - Women's Health Issues.
Infants and Children can benefit immensely from MFR. Correcting Fascial Dysfunction at such an early time in their lives can reduce or eliminate serious skeletal problems that arise later as they grow up.