Myofascial Release Therapy is a name given to include all modalities that stretch, loosen and help relax muscles, tissue and fascia responsible for causing tightness, spasm and pain within the musculoskeletal system.
There are many hands-on techniques, machines, lasers and decompression tables that claim to offer resolution to your pain, tight muscles and other myofascial tension issues.
Many licensed healthcare providers can offer Myofascial Release Therapy, massage, pain management and sports injury care. Such as:
Other Wholistic Providers
Myofascial Release is a general term pertaining to the soft tissue treatment of the musculoskeletal system.
Myo – means Muscle
Fascial – means tissue, or a band of tissue
Release – means letting go, relaxing
Therefore, Myofascial Release Therapy literally means the relaxation of muscular tissue via physical intervention (from a licensed provider).
There are dozens and even hundreds of treatment options that can fall under the category of Myofascial Release. Since the goal is to relax the muscles and supporting fascial tissues you can choose from various approaches. Such as:
Trigger Point Therapy
Needle Insertion (Acupuncture)
Electric Muscle Stimulation
Hot Moist Packs
Many Other Modalities
One very safe, gentle and very effective hands-on approach of Myofascial Release is Craniosacral Therapy (CST).
CST facilitates a natural response of the body where the soft tissue structure softens and relaxes without the need of painful stretching, or pressing, or any other painful technique. CST is a natural body-work system that facilitates your body’s natural relaxation and healing response.
With CST the practitioner lays his or her hands on the areas that are experiencing tissue tightness, muscle stiffness or trigger points and waits for the muscles to respond which is to soften. After some time of having the practitioner’s hand placement on the parts of your body that need to soften; the practitioner moves on to the next part of needed Myofascial tissue release on your body. Usually the hand placement goes on to the origin and insertion points of particular muscles being treated.
Depending on the severity and resistance of the muscle determines the lenght of time needed to facilitate a positive tissue repsonse. Craniosacral Therapy is a popular technique that offers great results when done by a skilled and experienced practitioner.
Dr. Alex Kaminsky is that practitioner. Please contact him and schedule your appointment for immediate relief of your pain.
About Dr. Kaminsky & Craniosacral Therapy
Having a Chiropractic background since the year 2000, Dr. Kaminsky offers many methods of treatment with an emphasis on Craniosacral Therapy and Pranic Healing in NYC.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a method focusing on the link between the cranium (head) and sacrum (the second to last bone at the base of your spine), scientifically proven to work in unison to pump fluid throughout the body, an unknown disruption of which can cause many health issues. The craniosacral mechanism pumps vital fluid called cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) through the body and in a sense energetically lubricates the joints, tissues, organs; basically all cells of the body. It is the driving force of all your body’s systems of function; including maintaining the tone of your muscles.
The Central Nervous System (brain and spinal cord) are surrounded with CSF generating energetic rhythmic impulses of fluid delicately pumping throughout your body’s parts “breathing” the movement of life. This measurable rhythm of moving fluid, like the heart rhythm, pulse rhythm, breathing rhythm is the foundational “blueprint” and primary principle of our real-time state of our health.
Compromises of our rhythmic movements of fluid flow correlates to the impulse restrictions in the system which the body is unable to overcome or self-correct. This is the reason why we have “dis-ease”, symptoms, conditions, basically all ailments. This is where the skill of an experienced craniosacral therapist becomes valuable. By placing his or her hands on your body the practitioner can feel, detect, evaluate, and facilitate correction of these restrictive arrhythmic impulses.
The craniosacral therapist helps your rhythm restore and renew in compromised areas allowing for healing to take place of sensory, motor, musculoskeletal, neurological disorders, symptoms, conditions and pain. To learn more, visit the other pages on this website. Call to schedule your healing treatment with Dr. Kaminsky.