Myofascial Release Sessions to Relieve Pain, Discomfort and Tension, and Create more Ease in Your Body
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In 2014, I advanced my education and techniques with a 20 hour seminar, Foundations in Myofascial Release 1, with Walt Fritz, PT. I have aquired skills in myofascial release before, but since this workshop, my practice has been growing and evolving to use this form of bodywork much more often to address pain and tightness in the body. I have been finding it to be more effective in many cases than the traditional deep tissue techniques I've been practicing. This kind of myofascial release involves long, slow holds that apply pressure and stretch to areas of pain and tightness. This approach allows the body and nervous system time to let go of tension and hyper activity, and creates more ease and freedom in the body, reducing pain and tightness over nerve pathways and around joints. The approach is gentle, yet deep, and never exceeds the receiver's acceptance and tolerance for discomfort. When working over areas of pain, I ask for feedback from the receiver to ensure that we are working from a point of minimal discomfort, and as the body responds and releases tension, we are able to work more deeply. This is slow work, so sessions run anwhere from 60 minutes to 2 hours, depending on how much of the body is being addressed and your availability for length of sessions. Give me a call if you have any questions regarding these sessions, or schedule online via the Services page.