What is a Myofascial Therapist

WELLSET GETTING STARTED GUIDE

Everything you need to know about Myofascial Therapy

Ever wondered “What is a Myofascial Therapist?” or “How can a Myofascial Therapist help me?” or even “How can I find a Myofascial Therapist near me?” Look no further! This Getting Started Guide is a great place to start.

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MYOFASCIAL THERAPY OVERVIEW


We know that Myofascial pain can be chronic and discomforting. That’s why we have trained Myofascial Therapists, along with Chiropractors and Massage Therapists that received specific myofascial training, to provide immediate and long-term relief and tissue wellness. 


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WHAT SCIENCE IS SAYING

Myofascial therapy targets the fascia, or connective tissue that wraps the soft tissue and muscles in our body. When inflamed, the fascia becomes stiff and inflexible. This sensation translates into the pain that we experience. Myofascial therapists apply manual pressure to those stagnant areas in the soft tissue, providing immense physical relief. The goal of this therapy is to restore tissue health and function through strategic stretching and manipulation of the soft tissue and fascia. A comprehensive literature review published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation found that myofascial release therapy displayed “positive outcomes” across studies.

Sources: NIH

What our expert practitioners have to say

AYSE OZKAN
MYOFASCIAL THERAPIST

Ayse Ozkan

WellSet: How can Myofascial Therapy help heal the body ?

OZKAN: Fascia is a web of tissue that interconnects all the organs in our body. It surrounds muscles , tendons , nerves, and reach to the very interior of our cells. Superficial type of fascia is under the skin and related to the function of the skin when deeper fascia is more connected to the bones , nerves , blood vessels and muscle tissue. % 70 of our body is water. And fascia in its nature is like water , fluidy, flowing, flexible which makes it easy to move around , feel ease in motion and maintain balance. Through the injuries and emotional trauma , surgeries and mostly stress fascia gets tick , dense and heavy which is the main cause of lots of sicknesses. Also armouring because of the trauma which occurs subconsciously is a big cause of the blockages in the fascia results with chronic muscle pain for many of us. It also has a lot to do with our feeling and sensing capacity in life which we only can heal through feeling. Loosing the natural state of fascia is losing our body’s own healing capacity. It is related with being receptive in all ways. Also in trauma work , unwinding exercises to remove the stress in the fascia is so important because fascia blocks energy and emotions . These blocked emotions are responsible for anxiety , depression and most of the physchological problems. And stress is the main cause behind all the sicknesses!

WellSet: What can a client typically expect in a session with a myofascial therapist ?

OZKAN: Before the session the therapist interviews the client shortly to understand the main problems both physically and emotionally to create a session which would be specifically effective for the client. After this understanding the specific tension belt and the related fascia, muscles, ligaments are worked through the therapy. Music and deep connected , circulated breathing are also important elements. While the session after releasing the tension in the body, some emotional blockage can be released as well and emotional reactions can happen such as crying which is completely normal and healing. The softness and lighter feeling is generally experienced and felt shortly. It calms the mind and creates silence, peace through being concentrated on feeling . At the end of the session there is an integration part for the body to completely relax into the new state of the body.

Conditions that Myofascial Therapists can help ease:

Myofascial Pain, Joint Pain, Muscle Pain, Injury Recovery, Headaches, Neck Pain, Back Pain, Hip Pain