Myofascial Release Therapy

Myofascial Release therapy (MFR) is an alternative treatment that supports the body’s natural potential to heal itself. This holistic therapy uses gentle, sustained pressure and stretch, to release restrictions in the fascial system.

A framework of support and protection for the body, the fascial system is comprised of fascia (a connective tissue) and ground substance (a watery lubricant). Fascia wraps around every muscle, bone, nerve, internal organ, and cell.  Normally fascial fibers, lubricated with ground substance, glide freely. However, when injured, the fascial system dehydrates becoming as dense and thick as plastic. Restrictions in the fascia lock down the tissues and organs generating chronic pain, misalignment, and dysfunction in the body. As restrictions hold they extend a line of pull to distant areas creating complex patterns of pain and immobility.

MFR is comprised of a triad of techniques; Myofascial Release (structural release), Rebounding (wave-like rocking motion), and Unwinding (facilitated movement). Together they create a powerful shift in the physical and emotional body opening you to a freedom you may never have experienced.

WHAT TO EXPECT

This session begins with postural assessment for areas of imbalance, decreased flexibility, and tightness.  Prolonged pressure and stretch will be applied to release fascial restrictions.  Techniques will be held for a minimum of 3-5 minutes for releases to occur.  This is not a massage; no lotions are used so that the therapist can adhere properly to the skin and connect with the fascia. For MFR treatment men will need to bring a pair of loose fitting shorts (no zippers). For women an everyday bra and underwear work the best. However, if you are more modest loose fitting shorts or yoga shorts (must not cover the thigh) and a sport bra are acceptable.

Be certain that your skin is free of lotion and perfume.

Freedom of movement is best for this session so
no covers/blankets will be used.

CranioSacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) uses soft touch to evaluate and release restrictions in the tissue surrounding the central nervous system. The rhythmic pulse of the cerebral spinal fluid through the craniosacral system is returned to its normal flow allowing the central nervous system to perform optimally. This therapy brings about an improved state of health, reduction in pain, and a deep state of relaxation.

WHAT TO EXPECT

During a Craniosacral Therapy (CST) session focus will be on releasing tension in the soft tissues protecting the brain and spinal cord. The therapist will monitor for weak flow and/or tissue motion around the skull, sacrum, and spine and apply delicate manual techniques to release problem areas. CST is very gentle and therefore able to be used where other therapies may be contraindicated. Clients will remain fully clothed but remove all jewelry.  Blankets will be provided for comfort.

Our Policies

Arrive a few minutes before your scheduled appointment time.

Please refrain from wearing fragrance, many clients are sensitive to lingering scents.

If a client is later than their scheduled start of service, time of the service will not be altered. Cancellation is up to the therapist’s discretion.     

Cancellation or adjustments to your scheduled time must be made 24 hours in advance.

If a client misses their appointment without prior notice, I reserve the right to send an invoice for the amount of the missed service.