Myofascial Release is a hands-on massage technique that applies gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissues to eliminate pain and restore motion. There are a number of techniques employed, all with slow gentle sustained pressure. Myofascial restrictions can occur from surgery, trauma or stress.
The myopractic practitioner utilises structural integration massage techniques and gentle sustained pressure to by pass the soft tissue areas of the body and reach the deepest muscle tissue. It is through this deep penetration that the musculoskeletal system can be assessed and the source of pain or injury can be diagnosed and relieved. Myopractic as the name implies combines some of the knowledge and principles of chiropractic care and combines them with hands on treatments for the purpose of diagnosis and correcting injury or malady.
BioSync, developed by Mark Lamm, is a modality which assists patients in releasing stored trauma. This allows the patient to break out of the cycle of dysfunction and open blocked pathways of energy which were corrupted during a traumatic experience. Once free from these physical and emotional trauma’s imprinted on us over the course of a lifetime allows the body to heal naturally.
BioSync helps patients to release emotions of hurt, anger and grief, freeing the emotional and mental body which in turn allows it to act in cooperation with the physical body.
Hellerwork is a progressive therapy broken into three main areas. 1st the surface layers of the fascia where the embedded emotions of infancy and childhood are stored. Then work on the deeper layers, where the embedded emotions of adolescence are stored. Finally, the patients current level of maturity is assessed and integrative work on all of these areas is performed.
The practitioner focuses on treatments rooted in the foundations of Rolfing. This is where the body’s connective tissues are manipulated or massaged to realign and balance the body. Once these adjustments have been made an educational process involving explanations of the bodies movements is relayed to patients. With this knowledge the patient can now assist the healing process and make changes that relate to posture and movement. Thus reducing physical and mental stress.
Positional Release Therapy
PRT was focuses on discrete areas of myofascial dysfunction in tissues and joints. Its goal is the interruption of neural signals created by pain and inflammation. Whether acute or chronic PRT techniques attempt to decrease neural activation at the spinal cord, brain stem and local tissue level. These techniques act to decrease the sympathetic drive or gain of the neurologic system over time and helps to sustain a normal tissue length, thereby, eliminating or decreasing pain permanently.
Positional Release Therapy (PRT) promotes increases in strength, performance and function. PRT is the opposite of stretching. Much like loosening a rope, PRT pushes together, twisted, compressed myofacial tissues relieving the tension of "neurological chain links." This pain-free therapy is suited for all ages and most painful conditions.
Rolfing is a healing modality used to help speed up injury recovery in both the primary injury and any secondary pain that may develop. This is done through a series of applied techniques with a view to improving movement and circulation by reducing pain, muscle tension and stiffness.
Soft tissue manipulation and movement education underpins this modality and considers the whole body and the forces of gravity on the body. Posture and structure are enhanced through massage techniques and the manipulating the myofascial tissues.
The purpose of Rolfing bodywork is to ease strain patterns in the entire system and create more efficient muscle use, allowing the body to conserve energy by creating more conscious patterns of movement.
In addition to the application of treatment techniques the Rolfing practitioner educates patients about neurological function and the effects of chronic stress in the body. With this knowledge the practitioner provides the patient with a treatment regime of postures and actions that will assist in reducing these effects.