Who Can Benefit From Myofascial Release?
I help people with chronic or unexplained pain to gain mobility, decrease pain, and get back to their active lifestyles! If you are committed to stop treating symptoms and get to the cause of your issues, I am the therapist for you!
I consider your entire body then create a plan to treat you. Together we get to the cause which ultimately decreases pain, even if you have been like this "forever" and even if your doctor said your case was the "worst."
What Is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial release (MFR) is a safe, gentle, and highly effective body-work therapy for treating chronic pain.
Chronic pain can be coming from any number of sources: stress, health conditions, new and old injuries, surgery, trauma, posture, holding patterns, overuse/misuse doing activities that you enjoy, or perhaps your chronic pain remains unexplained.
MFR is a hands-on technique that applies gentle, sustained pressure for several minutes in targeted areas of the body to facilitate the release of tension in your fascial system. Your fascial system supports and protects you, but restrictions in it can cause chronic pain and reduce the ability for movement.
We will do a standing assessment of your body to see where you're out of alignment.
MFR treatments are individualized for each person, and both the client and therapist are actively involved in the session.
Myofascial release first treats your symptoms to bring you some much-needed relief, but then seeks to find and release the cause of the pain - which might be in a different location of the body. We look beyond the immediate pain or diagnosis and over time clients get more effective results.
Your body is always trying to communicate with you and pain is one way it sends a message.
We get curious with myofascial release. We will quiet down and breathe. Where do we feel pain, tightness or the most discomfort? Sometimes we find it is somewhere other than where you feel the symptoms. Sometimes the symptoms are so loud that you cannot hear the other areas in your body. The body will always guide us to the direction of the fascial restrictions causing your pain.
Your body is so smart!
Your fascial system is a 3D body system that interacts with all other body systems.
Fascia covers and infuses your muscles down to the smallest muscle fibers, it wraps your bones, your tendons, your organs, your blood vessels, your nerves, it fills the spaces between cells… everything.
Your fascia is everywhere and it is entirely connected.
A fascial restriction in one part of the body can restrict other areas of the body.
A release in one area can cause a release somewhere else in the body.
We honor what comes up in the body and treat that area next even if it doesn’t make sense in a “logical” way. If we are treating your neck and you start to feel it in your ankle, we will treat the ankle next.
Myofascial release treatment is not a protocol because there are nearly 8 billion people on the earth with 8 billion different fascial restriction patterns.
The fascial system is not linear. Healing is not linear.
If we listen to what your body tells us through the fascial system, significant changes are created.
Treatment doesn’t end in the room. You may notice after treatments that memories, emotions or new pain come up. You may discover patterns, postures, or habits that you weren’t aware of before start to become more noticeable. You can bring these new thoughts to your next session if you choose to share.
The more you are willing to FEEL into your body and get curious about what is going on, the greater chance you will see significant changes.
We spend time understanding your goals and creating treatment to reach them.
Is this affecting work? Is this affecting sleep? What activity do you want to do again? Do you want to experience life in a different way without chronic pain?
Myofascial release creates more awareness in the body. The mind-body connection gets stronger the more you learn to quiet down and breathe. You start to shift into new ways to view your body and the pain associated with daily activities. You may even learn how emotions such as stress, anxiety or even worry show up in the body and play a part in chronic pain.
The best results happen with weekly treatments. Clients are encouraged to stay on top of their appointments and book several appointments at a time. This helps avoid missing several weeks of appointments unexpectedly. The calendar is usually booked 4-6 weeks in advance so it is recommended to book several appointments at a time.
Weekly appointments help monitor progress and share feedback of anything that comes up during or after treatment.
This helps you reach your goals faster!
At this time I do not accept insurance. However, this enables me as the therapist, to work on you in way that is empowering without being told where and how long I can work on an area. This is truly you taking your healthcare into your own hands.
New Clients are required to prepay their first appointment. Payment is due at time of service for future
Payments accepted: Cash, debit/credit cards, checks, HSA/FSA accounts.
Payments and Insurance
Conditions treated with Myofascial Release
MFR is helpful for a variety of conditions. Here are a few of many conditions and diagnosis treated:
Cervical and lumbar injuries
Sacroiliac Joint pain
Nerve entrapment issues
Piriformis Syndrome/Sciatic pain
What Our Patients Say
I experienced Myofascial release with Rachel and it was wonderful!! This technique is very subtle, yet highly effective! I would describe it as a very gentle pull on muscles that was held for a time until my muscles responded with a subtle release. I felt relaxed and open days after our session! I will definitely go back for more and recommend this to anyone! Thank you, Rachel, for your professionalism, and for your follow-up! You are a gift to all of us who get to work with you!