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Manual Therapy

Manual Myofascial Release Therapy almost instantaneously reduces pain and improves range of motion. Used along with acupuncture, it is a fast and effective way to resolve pain and stiffness in the muscles and fascia.

Myofascial Release Therapy uses no lotions or oils. This allows the practitioner to “hook” into the adhesive tissue to separate it from surrounding structures. The application of the technique will feel like compression and stretching directed into the tight and painful area. Slowly, the fascia will rehydrate and begin to feel more elastic and supple as it slides away from the neighboring structures.

Manual Therapy also utilizes the mobilization of the related joints and tissues. The practitioner will request specific movements from the client. While the client is performing the proper movement, the practitioner will work by directing pressure into the right area. This will free the fascia further and reeducate the client as they explore the new movement. As proper range of motion is restored, the joint mobilization teaches the nervous system it’s new boundaries which will also reduce pain and spasm.

Myofascial Release Therapy produces local responses that rapidly improve tissue health as the body’s own processes are reestablished and normalized. Myofascial Release Therapy can be used for pain of all types like neck pain, low back pain, piriformis pain syndrome, knee pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, tight hamstring pain, and more.