TWELVE TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR MYOFASCIAL RELEASE TREATMENT
1. Unwind Allow Your Body to Move
As movement occurs, fascial restrictions are being released. This is the "fascia dance."
2. Express emotions experienced during or after your treatment session with your therapist
The fascial system holds emotions in the body in the form of pain that may be preventing you from getting better. Often by expressing these emotions, the pain will decrease and you will feel better.
3. Use images or memories
Share these with your therapist to help locate the source of your pain.
4. Listen to your body before, during and after your treatment
Make note of any areas of redness, tenderness, tightness and tingling on the body. This will give us a good starting point for your next session.
5. Redefine your general idea of
Allow yourself to soften your experience of pain. Instead of identifying with the pain, become aware of the "sensation" occurring in your body. Concentrate on the areas where sensations are present.
6. Breathe into the areas of sensations
Take frequent slow deep controlled breaths. As you breathe, imagine that you are blowing air out of your body through the area that is producing the most sensation. This type of breathing puts you in touch with your body and thereby enhances your body awareness.
7. Communicate with your therapist
Even things that may seem unrelated, silly or embarrassing may help you along your journey. Your therapist can only help you if you are honest with them.
8. Stay Positive
Remember to reinforce your intention to enjoy a pain-free, active lifestyle by giving yourself messages such as " I am getting better every day."
9. Remain Focused
You may experience set-backs, and while this may be frustrating, it is part of the healing process. Keep focused on your goals and the progress you have already made to help you through each treatment session. Healing is not linear and you are already on your way!
10. Set Goals
Visualize attaining your goals. Picture yourself enjoying an activity that may currently be difficult for you. Establish a realistic time-frame for this to occur. If your goals are not completed on time, it is OK. Stay focused and know that the healing will occur.
11. Wear Comfortable clothing during your session
Gym shorts are recommended as well as a sport-type bra for woman. It is important that you are able to relax during your session.
12. Drink Lots of Water
Our bodies are made of over 70% water. It is important to stay hydrated. Drinking 1-2 glasses of water after your session will help to rehydrate the fascia.