Gentle Pain Release® – The Methods
Gentle, safe, effective release from pain is our goal for every patient.
MYOFASCIAL RELEASE is the primary therapy used. It works on the principle of gentle pressures, gentle stretches, and long holds that achieve releases. The releases are a loosening and softening of very tight and painful tissues. Myofacial release is effective with fibromyalgia, headaches, back and neck pain and many other acute and chronic musculoskeletal problems. The energy of trauma can be trapped in our bodies as “energy cysts.” Myofascial Release and Craniosacral therapy (see below) will release this trapped physical and emotional energy, offering lasting and often profound results.
CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY is the Myofascial Release of the Craniosacral system, including the bones of the cranium and spine, and the fascial structure of the brain and spinal cord. This system is the master control of the body, and fascial restrictions or bony malalignments in this system cause pressure and constrictions on the vital neurological structures, creating many problems. Craniosacral therapy is very effective in treating headaches (including migraines), temperomandibular joint (TMJ) problems, and many others.
POSITIONAL RELEASE places the tight structure, usually a muscle, in a shortened position, thus taking the tension off the structure. The therapist monitors the tender point associated with the painful and tight muscle, and when the position of release is correct, the tender point becomes much less tender. This procedure must be painless to be effective. The therapist holds the position for 90 seconds, after which the tender point is more comfortable and the muscle has returned to its normal tone. Patients can do this work at home to help retrain their muscles. This is the quickest pain-free method of releasing muscle spasm.