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So, What is Fascia?

Fascia is the only body system that touches and interacts with every other part of your body. It literally connects us from head to toe like a 3-dimensional web from the tops of our heads to the tips of our toes! 

Under healthy circumstances, our fascia is relaxed and able to stretch in response to the physical demands we put on our body. It's our natural shock absorber. The fascia protects our body by bracing during an impact, trauma, surgery, or stressful situation. And, it can become solidified with repeated inflammation, overuse, poor posture, disease, physical or emotional trauma and surgery causing chronic pain and limitations of motion throughout the body. These fascial restrictions can put up to 2,000 pounds of pressure per square inch on these pain sensitive structures which can create the feeling of a "pull", "drag" or "straight jacket".
Fascia does not show up on standard tests such as X-rays, MRI's, CAT scans, or electromyography which may be why people go undiagnosed or even misdiagnosed. 


We take a whole-body approach to identifying and treating fascial restrictions. We treat your symptoms AND look elsewhere for the cause, and treat those areas as well. 

Picture of fascia

What Is Myofascial Release Therapy?

Myofascial release therapy (MFR) is a very effective hands-on interactive technique that provides GENTLE  stretching, compression and sustained pressure into restricted areas of fascia (connective tissue) in the body to eliminate pain and restore motion.

MFR is a form of structural bodywork based on osteopathy, which works on the body as a whole to allow the fascial system to return to its correct position, length and function.

Since the emotions are also stored in the fascia, releasing the tissue physically can often release emotions stored there from the original trauma. When the emotions connected with the original trauma are released, so are the holding patterns contributing to the current symptoms.
By going slowly and waiting for the body’s natural rhythm, the fascia responds to your therapist’s skilled touch by elongating, rehydrating, and reorganizing. MFR opens space for fluid and energy movement, facilitating greater circulation and communication—allowing the body to heal.

You'll receive the Best Myofascial Release with Karen in Clairemont / San Diego

Benefits of Myofascial Release

  •  Pain relief

  •  Experience a sense of calm and well-being

  • Decreased Inflammation

  • Improved sleep

  • Improved Postural alignment with myofascial release sessions

  • Better digestion

  • Deeper relaxation

  • Potentially avoid surgery

  • You've gotten your life back

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