to nature's rhythms
You are the gardener
of your internal landscape
What is Fascia?
"The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence."- Martin Rees
Fascia is the material of the body science neglected to study until recently. Read more about when the media reported that "they" had discovered a "new organ" in 2018.
Fascia is the agelessly adaptable and resilient, seamless soft tissue structure holistically protecting, containing and connecting everything in the body from the inside out and outside in. Fascia is a specialized material of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider's web or a sweater. Fibers vary from delicate to tough and is very densely woven, covering and interpenetrating every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein, as well as, all of our internal organs. Fascia is the distributor of force and the transportation system of all fluids and information in the body responsible for movement and sensation. Like a worldwide wide within, fascia is a unifying and organizational structure connecting all of the systems in the body and the environment where our cells live. Fascia is the container of our bodies of water and continuously changes in hydration levels, consistency, shape, and state dependent on how we live. Fascia autonomically and consciously responds and reacts to our internal and external environment. Throughout our lives, our bodies of water are adapting to become oceanic or statuesque.
Solbody Myofascial Release Therapy
Sol describes the liquid or oceanic consistency and gel is the more solidified state of our adaptable soft tissues.
Myofascial Release (MFR) is a safe and effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate. The security system that protects against force can not be forced to release. When adapting to touch, there is a thin edge between what the body and mind sense as therapeutic vs injurious. The John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach® focuses on treating the cause of pain rather than just the symptoms and encourages patient empowerment and autonomy throughout the healing process. Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.) The use of Myofascial Release allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual. One-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which our therapists use a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy. We promote independence through education in proper body mechanics and movement, self treatment instruction, enhancement of strength, improved flexibility, and postural and movement awareness.
Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is unique and performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.