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What is Fascia?


Myofascial Release


Myofascial Release (MFR) is a hands-on whole body treatment that involves applying gentle, sustained pressure and movement into the fascial system to release restrictions and treat the root cause of pain.


When there are restrictions within the fascial system, this puts a significant amount of pressure on pain-sensitive structures within the body such as our muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and bones.


Fascial restrictions can often be the cause of issues in the body such as decreased mobility and range of motion and increased pain and dysfunction.


MFR releases the restrictions creating a healthy environment for our cells and body systems to function and relieving the body of its daily aches and pains.

What is Fascia?

Fascia is a continuous three-dimensional web of connective tissue that spreads from head to toe, without interruption.

Fascia is interconnected throughout our entire bodies from muscles and bones, to nerves and blood vessels, and even your organs and brain, it’s everywhere!


The fascial system, when working normally, can move freely and help to absorb shock throughout our daily activities.


When the body experiences trauma through falls, surgeries, accidents, etc. the fascial system begins to solidify, causing issues such as decreased flexibility, tightness, and pain.


Because this system is all interconnected, if one area of fascia begins to harden this can put pressure on surrounding pain sensitive structures as well as create a pull on other areas of the body.


Over time this tension can pull our body out of alignment, causing pain and further issues.

Craniosacral Fascial Therapy 


The Craniosacral Fascial System consists of craniosacral system (brain, spinal cord and cerebrospinal fluid) and the fascial web (connective tissue that surrounds muscles, organs, nerves and blood to provide the body with a framework for structure and protection for outside traumas). The systems are interconnected as the cerebrospinal fluid pumps into the fascial web to connect all the body's structural cells. When this freely moving system is inhibited, it can affect nerves, muscles, blood and lymph vessels, and organs, thus contributing to pain and disruption of movement. By releasing fascial strain patterns, it allows free flow of the cerebrospinal fluid to nourish and clear toxins, and releases tension found on the sensory neurons to promote nervous system relaxation, restoration and regeneration. 

How Can MFR/ CFT Therapy Help?

By releasing the fascial restrictions within the body, MFR and CFT can help with all types of issues including the following:

Women’s Health Related Issues Including:

Neck and back pain

Headaches and migraines

Acute and chronic pain

Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue

Plantar fasciitis

Scar tissue adhesions

Joint pain


TMJ syndrome

Upper extremity issues (hands, elbows, shoulders)

Lower extremity issues (feet, knees, hips)

Digestive issues (bloating, diarrhea, constipation)

Pelvic floor pain and dysfunction

Urinary incontinence, urgency, and/or frequency

Problematic breast implant/reduction scars



Interstitial cystitis

Menstrual problems

Coccygeal pain

Episiotomy scars

Painful intercourse

Infertility problems

Painful scars

What to Expect:

Myofascial release entails firm pressure to the fascia system through manual pressure with a prolonged stretch. 

The prolonged stretch will be held up to 5 min per section to get a true release.

The treatment also contains gentle muscle energy techniques to rebalance muscles and bones. 

I can never hurt someone through this work.

You will experience soreness from fascial restrictions releasing it will not last more than a couple of days. 

Also, because fascia restrictions can be found in the brain - treatment can also release traumatic events within the body - leading to involuntary emotional releases. 

We will complete a full body evaluation including range of motion and flexibility testing and a hands-on whole body assessment for fascial restrictions. Treatment will be provided based on your unique situation along with a home program for self-treatment.

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