5457 Roswell Road, Suite 104, Sandy Springs, GA
By Appointment. Phone 770-815-7942
Copyright 2011, Ronald E. Reach. Georgia Massage Therapist License MT005438
Myofascial-Release therapy is a safe and very
effective hands-on technique that involves
applying gentle sustained pressure into the
myofascial (connective tissue) restrictions to
eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential
"time element" has to do with the viscous flow and
the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle
pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic
medium (fascia) to elongate.
Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical
procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can
produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000
pounds per square inch on pain sensitive
structures that do not show up in many of the
standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans,
The use of Myofascial Release allows us to look at each patient as a
unique individual. Our one-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on
treatments during which the therapist uses a multitude of
Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy. We promote
independence through education in proper body mechanics and
movement, self treatment instruction, enhancement of strength,
improved flexibility, and postural and movement awareness.
Fascia is composed of collagen, elastin and the polysaccharide gel
complex, or ground substance. These form a three-dimensional,
interdependent system of strength, support, elasticity, and cushion.
Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on
skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables the therapist
to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate
amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.