Archive for Myofascial Release

Dry Needling… Can it help me? Is it different from Acupuncture?

Although you may have never heard of dry needling, there has been a lot of discussion about it in the healthcare field lately, especially in light of the abuses of narcotic pain medications. In a nutshell, dry needling is a treatment technique whereby thin, filament needles are used to penetrate into myofascial trigger points and […]

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Traditional Physical Therapy vs Myofascial Release via Massage Therapy For Pain Relief

This morning, I was listening to a pod cast from a Physical Therapist that is promoting a cash based practice model for Physical Therapists.  The title of the podcast was “Do Physical Therapists under value their own services?”  Physical Therapists were invited to comment on the unvalued nature of the service that they have trained […]

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ACCELERATED TREATMENT PROGRAM

Verde Valley Myofascial Release and Hands On- Austin are partners in Myofasical Release/manual therapy services.  We have restructured and renamed our Intensive Program to meet today’s needs and demands. The Accelerated Treatment Program (ATP) is a customized program consisting of 1:1 treatment.  Clients are treated multiple times daily for a specified time period.  This builds […]

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Hands On Myofascial Release Treatment Center Celebrates 19 years of Successful Treatment

Hands On is a Myofascial Release Treatment Center.    This October marks the beginning of our 19th year serving the Austin/Round Rock community.  Though we integrate many other manual therapy techniques like soft tissue mobilization, dry needling, massage and spinal mobilization, Myofascial Release is our main treatment technique. I attribute Hands On’s success to the […]

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Why I became a Myofascial Release Massage Therapist

Exactly 6 years, 8 months and 17 days ago, I began my life changing journey here at Hands On. So often I am asked, “How did you get into this line of work? “Followed up with, “You seem so young to be doing what you’re doing.” There is no doubt that I have been privileged […]

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Integrating Myofascial Release and Functional Movement Patterns

Fascia is often overlooked when trying to problem solve painful movement.  Fascia is a continuous web of connective tissue that extends from head to toe.  It covers and connects muscles, organs, nerves, blood vessels, all the way down to the cellular level.  Connective tissue will adapt according to how we are using our body.  For […]

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Reiki & Myofascial Release at Advanced Massage Therapy

Ancient civilizations have understood that there is a basic life force energy that flows through the body supporting optimal health and wellness.  The Chinese identified this energy as Chi, the Indians call it Prana and the Japanese call it Ki.  Our culture has separated science from philosophy and thus separated body, mind and spirit. Reiki […]

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Myofascial Release and the Importance of Presence

Michael Rende and I went to Bangalore, India in February’09. We spent a month in The Art of Living International Ashram and had the privilege of sharing our practice of Myofascial Release ( MFR) with the International Visitors, local “Ashramites” and both Allopathic and Ayurvedic Physicians. There were some subtle differences in introducing MFR to […]

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Yoga, Fascia & Myofascial Release

The purpose of this article is to see the interrelationship of Yoga, Fascia and Myofascial Release. The article will be presented in two parts. Part one will outline the more structural and physiological foundation of these three systems. Part two will go to the deeper levels and explore more of the non physical, somoto-emotional components. […]

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