Myofascial Release techniques always involve sustained pressure and/or stretch of 3 to 5 minutes. Now, science is elucidating one reason for MFR’s profound effectiveness. Sustained pressure of 3 minutes has been shown to stimulate production of interleukin, an essential protein for healing. Sustained pressure of 5 minutes doubles the interleukin production! Interleukins neutralize free radicals and stimulate cell production. Previously, the only documented non-chemical anti-inflammatory was soft laser. Now, research validates MFR’s effectiveness at resolving inflammation!
What can you expect from Myofascial Release?
Patients may feel a lengthening or softening of their tissue. They may also experience emotions or memories associated with the long-held patterns of tension. They may begin to move into positions to facilitate the stretch or to reach a position that helps them process and let go of the emotion and the beliefs associated with the fascial restriction. Often, patients feel good or great after a session, but they may also feel sore, pain in different locations, or even like they have the flu as the body reorganizes and releases the long held toxins that were locked in their bodies. These are all normal responses and with patience and courage, patients learn to live fully in their bodies with less pain and better function.
Phase Transition and the Piezoelectric effect:
The piezoelectric effect described what happens when a crystal experiences pressure, it produces electricity. Fascia can be described as liquid crystalline matrix. The piezoelectric effect causes ground substance in the fascia to “melt” through phase change. The “melting” allows the fascia to elongate and open up and reduces pressure on pain sensitive tissue. This opens up channels of communication because fascia is a conductive tissue for vibration and electrons (sub atomic particles in wave form) and is vital for communication throughout the body.
*Comprehensive musculoskeletal evaluation to determine the cause of and best treatment for acute or chronic pain
*Manual therapy to relieve pain, regain myofascial mobility and promote healing
*Preparing the body before surgery and rehabilitation after surgery
*Individualized strength and flexibility training
*Recommendations regarding splints, braces, traction, electrical stimulation, orthotics
* Modalities such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, heat and ice as needed
*Client education regarding ergonomics, body mechanics, prevention of re-injruy, and self care