When our fascial system is injured, due to trauma, surgery, or inflammation the healing process can create tough fibrous tissue that restricts our range of motion. Our nerves, blood vessels, and internal organs can be impacted by crushing pressure. Restricted fascia can place up to 2000 lbs per square inch of pressure on muscles, bones and nerves, resulting in pain and malfunction throughout the body.
These restrictions do not show up on any of the standard medical tests and are often missed in people suffering from chronic pain conditions. Loss of range of motion, headaches, TMJ, neck and back pain, plantar fasciitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome are only a few of the symptoms that can occur when fascia is restricted.
John Barnes MYOFASCIAL RELEASE is highly effective in softening this pressure and restoring range of motion and pain free living. Gentle sustained pressure into the fascial web held for 3-5 minutes or longer assists the body in rehydrating the ground substance of the fascia and resolving these restrictions.
Thoracolumbar Fascia Image courtesy of ANATOMIST90 via wikipedia commons