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Rosemont Pain Relief Therapy, Sacramento

Why Myofascial Release Therapy for pain and stress relief?

Myofascial Release Therapy versus Massage

Myofascial Release (MFR) is more beneficial to the patient than massage therapy because it has much longer lasting results. In fact, deep tissue massage actually causes rebound spasms and increased pain a few days after the massage

After eight years of providing massage therapy, with thousands of satisfied clients, we discovered the John Barnes Approach to Myofascial Release. All of our clients at Rosemont Pain Relief Therapy have switched from massage to Myofascial Release Therapy because they are actually healing and getting better results.
Massage only focuses on the muscles, whereas Myofascial Release Therapy is much more comprehensive because it relieves restrictions not only in the muscles, but also the connective tissue (fascia) that covers muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and organs. Myofascial Release Therapy increases blood circulation, relieves pressure on nerves and eventually eliminates those “knots” in your muscles, allowing for less pain and more freedom of movement. If you want a “feel-good, temporary fix”, then have a massage. If, however, you want to find the cause of the pain and begin to heal, then you owe it to yourself to try Myofascial Release.
Consider how pain medicine masks symptoms, does nothing to correct the problem and can also result in overuse injuries. Also, conventional treatments such as surgery, cortisone epidurals, trigger point injections, ultrasound and chiropractic treatments all have their positives, but do nothing to release the restricted spider web of fascia that is restricting muscles, pinching nerves, and constricting blood flow and causing pain.
Myofascial Release Therapy is the therapy to return you to a pain free active lifestyle.

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The John F. Barnes' Myofascial Release approach is safe, gentle and consistently effective in producing positive and lasting results. Myofascial Release™ is a very effective hands-on technique which provides sustained pressure into myofascial restrictions to eliminate pain, headaches and to restore motion. The theory of Myofascial Release™ requires an understanding of the fascial system (or connective tissue).
Fascia is a tough connective tissue which spreads throughout the body in a three dimensional web from your head to your feet without interruption. Trauma or inflammation can create a binding down of fascia resulting in excessive pressure on nerves, muscles, blood vessels, osseous structures and/or organs.

Since all of the standard tests such as x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc., do not show the fascial restrictions, it is thought that an extr emely high percentage of people suffering with pain, headaches and/or lack of motion may be having fascial problems, but most go undiagnosed

Fascia is a specialized system of the body which has an appearance similar to a spider's web or a sweater. Fascia is very densely woven; covering that interpenetrates every structure of our body. The fascial system is not just a system of separate coverings: it is actually one uninterrupted structure which exists from your head to your feet. In the normal healthy state, the fascia is relaxed and wavy in configuration. It has the ability to stretch and move without restriction. When we experience physical trauma or inflammation, however, the fascia loses its flexibility. It becomes very tight, and can be a source of tension to the rest of the body. Trauma, such as a fall, whiplash, surgery or just habitual poor posture over time has a cumulative effect. The fascia can exert excessive pressure producing pain, headaches and/or restriction of motion.

 Myofascial Release™ allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual. Our therapy sessions are hands on treatments during which our therapists use a multitude of Myofascial Release™ techniques and movement therapy. The goal of Myofascial Release™ is to restore the individual's freedom, so they may return to a pain free, active lifestyle.

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Many times chronic, persistent headaches, neck and back pain can be resolved with Myofascial Release to the pelvic area in addition to treating other areas of the body.

Myofascial Personalized Home Treatment / Flexibility Program
Myofascial stretching is different from and more effective than traditional stretching. Rather than overstretching and “pushing through the barrier” approaches, myofascial stretching gently engages the tissue restrictions, then, just as gently, moves into the tissue to elongate or “telescope” the tissue to allow releases.
Show More... We teach this wonderful and most effective technique in a, “one-on-one”, 60-minute appointment. These exercises can be performed by the client in the comfort of their own home. The client will be given a set of diagrams upon completion of the program.
Our Home Exercise program also teaches proper and safe use of exercise balls and a foam roller. This program is designed to allow the individual to self-treat between visits to ease fascial restrictions and reduce their pain. Let us show you how to use the “grapefruit sized” ball to alleviate those painful knots in as little as 5-15 minutes....Show Less

Special Services

Disabled services: We are proud to provide an electric treatment table in our treatment room for easy access for those in wheelchairs and for those people with other disabilities using walkers or canes. (Please note: we require you to have an attendant to help you transfer from your wheelchair to the table and back again).

There is adjacent disabled parking for easy access

Pregnancy Option Table:There is adjacent disabled parking for easy access We also have a special option available on our state-of-the-art table that allows pregnant women to lie on their stomach in comfort without fear of harming the fetus or themselves. The table can also be put in a semi-recumbent or a reclining position for those needing that comfort option (especially good for those with severe breathing difficulties).