Myofascial Pain Syndrome

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Myofascial Pain Syndrome/Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder. The body may feel inflamed, stiff and achy especially when getting out of bed or getting up from a chair. Pressure on the fascia, (a fluid-like system of connective tissue interwoven between cells, tissue and muscles) causes referred pain in seemingly unrelated parts of the body.  People with Myofascial Pain Syndrome/Fibromyalgia usually report, “hurting all over.”

Myofascial release is a gentle approach to treating Myofascial Pain Syndrome.  The therapist never forces the inflamed tissue. There is usually an inflammatory immune response occurring in the body from past injuries and surgeries, traumas, and even food sensitivities.  The body is always working to repair itself. Addressing past emotional traumas can also lead to significant improvements as the person may be holding on to painful memories and subconscious bracing patterns manifesting themselves physically.

Combined with education in self-treatment, Phaedra provides the gentle-direct hands on therapy of myofascial release, craniosacral therapy and restorative exercises to increase the body’s own natural healing/anti-inflammatory response. In addition, Phaedra may encourage alternative treatments and lifestyle changes.