Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions. The technique is applied to eliminate pain and restore motion. You may be thinking, "How would gentle pressure make me feel better?" At times, the body needs traditional deep tissue techniques. Other times, the body welcomes a gentler, slow compression to move through each individual layer of fascia (connective tissue). Slow sustained pressure helps sink down into deep adhesions (stuck together tissue). When layers of adhesions are released, the fascia becomes mobilized and viscous. Mobilized viscous fascia allows freer body movement and a more relaxed nervous system.
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. With this technique, to release fascia, hands may be placed anywhere on the body, but emphasis is placed on the top of the spine, the head/cranial bone and the base of the spine, sacral bone. The goal is to release fascial adhesions, the stuck tissue causing pain and dysfunction. Once released, many pain related ailments such as sinus pressure, migraines, and deep muscular aching may resolve. Chronic and acute holding patterns throughout the body are able to release. Limbs, the spine, and the viscera (internal organs) begin to have more freedom, therefore may work optimally. Your body may also respond by being able to sleep deeply.
What is fascia? Fascia is an all encompassing three dimensional web of connective tissue found in the body. If everything in the body except fascia was removed, you would see the outline of everything that has been removed. Fascia surrounds every vein and capillary, each muscle fiber, then surrounds these muscle fibers to create muscle bellies, such as the bicep muscle in the arm. Fascia wraps tendons and ligaments which meshes into bone. It wraps your eye balls, protects your heart, and makes a sling for your liver to hang off your ribs. Because sensory neurons are found in the fascia, working it allows the nervous system to relax, regenerate, and reboot. This in turn allows for old thought patterns, no longer needed or wanted, to be released. It is with the understanding that fascia is everywhere, that pain in your elbow could be caused by that time you stubbed your toe three months ago. Each minor or major injury, surgery, or trauma, creates pulling patterns in the body. Working to release and put slack into the fascial system may help reduce or eliminate chronic and acute pulling patterns that have created pain. Working slow and deep to into the ground substance of the fascia frees adhesions, allowing you to move freely, with more expression.
By addressing fascia restrictions and soothing the nervous system, it is possible to live a pain-free, active lifestyle.
I love working with the fascia. The fascia has its own language. Its own rhythm. Its own code. I find fascia amazing. I love my work.
"Seeing Sarah is the best thing I've done for myself in a long time. Following treatment for lung cancer, I was left with an annoying scar which prevented me from sleeping in my right side. Sarah amazingly has been able thtrough her amazing talented touch to release the pulling sensation and discomfort I have been experiencing. Relaxing atmosphere and kind, knowledgeable practitioner. Thank you so much, Sarah." Karen P.
A note from Sarah Ering, LMT:
"I love my work and using energetic therapies to help clear out old unnecessary belief patterns in the mind and fascia (connective tissue). You cannot separate the mind and body. The two are forever connected to this physical plane and to the Cosmic plain, our Source. Old belief patterns can hold connective tissue in habitual "straight jacket" postural patterns that your body developed to survive. The postural pattern was a pattern needed by the body and mind after an injury or trauma. I will work to make positive changes in the fascia, to reduce adhesions, and to help the fascia unwind. Adhesions are stuck together layers of connective tissue which may be prohibiting you from moving freely. Unwinding is a term used for the fascia moving in the direction of ease. The direction of ease is the fascia moving in the path of least resistance, ultimately freeing the body and mind of restrictive holding patterns that are no longer needed."