Lana is now offering Myofascial Release (MFR) sessions in her Garland location. Myofascial Release is a type of treatment used to treat chronic pain in the back, neck, jaw as well as headaches and menstrual pain. Actually, that just scratches the surface of what can be done with Myofascial Release.

Myofascial Release Treatment may offer relief when traditional therapy, medication, or surgery has failed to produce the desired results. By treating the cause of the problem, symptoms are eliminated and the permanent structural changes that result from this therapy help you return to a pain free, active lifestyle.

What is Myofascial Release?

Myofascial Release (MFR) is an extremely beneficial and effective treatment method , which recognizes the connective tissue, known as the fascia, as a multidimensional web of tissue that connects and infuses all of the other tissues of the body. In its healthy state, the fascia is very strong and flexible housed in a fluid-like matrix.

Restrictions in the fascial tissue can be caused by imbalances in posture, repetitive and/or dysfunctional movement patterns, inflammation or trauma which can create dehydration of the fluid-like matrix, compression and overwhelming tension of the body. These fascial restrictions obvious to the highly skilled MFR therapist, though x-rays and CAT scans are unable to detect these restrictions.

Pain and limited movement are a result of the loss of fluidity and normal function all of which are due to restriction of the fascial tissue. Various symptoms show up in the body that may be result in challenges such as:

  • Headaches
  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Scoliosis
  • Pelvic pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic pain and fatigue
  • Sports performance challenges

How Does Myofascial Release Work?

It is important that the Myofascial Release Therapist approach the body slowly and gently. With her soft hands and intuitive mind Lana slowly sinks her hands into the fascial system. She eventually engages what is known as the depth barrier. Resistance is her guide to an individualize treatment for each Myofascial Release client. As if she is making handprints in soft clay, Lana makes sure to use gentle but firm pressure, without forcing in any way.

The initial release involves stretching out the elastic and muscular component. Although other forms of therapy believe this is the release, it is only the beginning as it only provides apparent change and temporary results. This initial release will produce results for a few hours or a couple of days since minimal time was spent. Additional time is required to release the collagenous barrier.

Once the elastic and muscular component have released, the collagenous barrier may confuse the inexperienced therapist into thinking they have reached a dead halt. The collagenous barrier cannot be forced and must be engaged for at least 90-120 seconds. Lana is patient during this process and continues to release the multiple layers of fascial restrictions, producing consistent, comprehensive results.

Contact Lana to discover more about how Myofascial Release can help you overcome challenges in your life.