Myofascial release is useful for treating muscle and fascia immobility. This technique helps to:
1- Relax contracted muscles
2- Improve blood and lymphatic circulation, and
3- Stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles.
Our one-on-one physical therapy sessions are hands-on treatments. The therapists use these techniques to facilitate the release of the fascia.
1- Cupping and Gua Sha,
2- Pilates-based movement therapies
Our physical therapists use manual therapy to:
1- Release fascia tightness, and
2- Improve muscle imbalance
Their goal is to:
1- Restore a proper length-tension relation in the body
2- Decrease the cycle of fascia tightness and muscular strain
This allows for greater freedom of movement and decreased pain.
CUPPING THERAPY & GUA SHA
Cupping therapy is based on an Eastern ancient form of medicine. It is believed that suction or of the tissues:
1- Decreases skin tissue tensions
2- Increases blood flow, and
3- Increased freedom of movement.
Our physical therapists use cupping therapy to release tight muscle and fascia. Gua Sha may also be used in order to promote healing by:
1- Release of muscle and fascia tension, and
2- Increasing blood flow
These techniques can be used to treat many types of muscle and fascia issues. They include:
1- Neck and shoulder pain
2- Tight trapezius muscles
3- Lower back pain
4- Spinal congestion
5- Plantar fasciitis, and
6- Iliotibial band dysfunction.