Integrated Myofascial Therapy
Traditionally, fascia was simply defined as a connective tissue of the muscular system, viewing it like a sheet which covered and connected muscles. However, today we know that the term fascia refers to more than that. It also includes soft tissues like ligaments, tendons, joint capsules, the dura mater and the coverings of organs and nerves etc. It spreads three dimensionally throughout the body.
The fascial system is an integrated network from the top of your skull to the fascia on the soles of your feet. As no tissue in the body works in isolation, unhappy fascia can pull on muscles and other soft tissues to cause malfunction. Integrated myofascial therapy is a gentle technique and helps to “reprogram” the fascial network and restore its good function.
Everyone can benefit from this therapy, but usually people with conditions like limited range of motion in the joint, shoulder dysfunction, back pain, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, jaw and face pain, undiagnosed pain, amongst other things. Many patients can find this technique particularly helpful.
Fascia has been the subject of research for decades not, but as with any aspect of the human body, there are still a lot of things we don’t know. However, it proves to be powerful therapy and many people report feeling its benefits after the session.