Myofascial Release can help ease a variety of discomforts including:
■ Headaches & Migraines
■ Fibromyalgia and other connective-tissue disorders
■ Chronic fatigue syndrome
■ Women's health issues
■ Pelvic and menstrual problems
■ Acute pain and sports injuries
■ Chronic neck and back pain
■ Carpal tunnel syndrome
■ Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ)
■ Restriction of motion
■ Post-traumatic stress disorder
■ Post-surgical dysfunction
■ Stress- and tension-related problems
■ Repetitive stress and overuse injuries
■ Orthopedic problems
■ Neurological dysfunction
■ Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries
■ Central nervous system disorders
■ Neurovascular or immune disorders
When Fascia is Injured
Myofascial restrictions do not show up on any of the standard tests (x-rays, CAT scans, MRI’s etc.) so these myofascial restrictions have been ignored or misdiagnosed. Because fascia permeates all regions of the body and is all interconnected, when scars harden in one area (following injury, inflammation, disease, surgery, etc.) it can put tension on adjacent pain-sensitive structures as well as on structures in far-away areas. Some patients have bizarre pain symptoms that appear to be unrelated to the original or primary complaint. These bizarre symptoms can now often be understood in relationship to our understanding of the fascial system.
Hypothetical back trauma reaches up and out, placing pressure on distant structures.
Treating Fascial Restrictions
During myofascial release treatments, you may be treated in areas that you may not think are related to your condition. The trained therapist has a thorough understanding of the fascial system and will “release” the fascia in areas that he/she knows have a strong “drag” on your area of injury. This is, therefore, a whole body approach to treatment.
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I began my study of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2002 and apprenticed alongside a licensed acupuncturist in excess of 4,000 hours over the course of 5 years. In 2006, I received my individual certification and began independent practice.
Beginning in 1972, and for 20 years thereafter I worked as a Registered Respiratory Therapist until I entered the field of Alternative Medicine. Today I am an expert in Myofascial Release, John F. Barnes Approach. I have over 200 hours of certified training in this approach and many more hours in personal training with other experts.
I am a graduate of the Montgomery School of Bodywork and Massage (2008); a graduate of UAB in Respiratory Therapy (1976).
Licensed in Massage Therapy by the State of Alabama and nationally by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. I have practiced Yoga since 1979.