Folsom, M. F., Forty Eight Hours discussed on Healing Quest


I've recently experienced a gentle way a natural way to deal with pain like this using a technique called M. F. R. myofascial release so joining us by phone now today is rob compared ski from body concepts in Folsom and rob is a physical therapist and a body worker and an expert in MFR so thanks for joining us rob it's my pleasure so I was thinking we could start by explaining to our listeners what's the meaning of my factual so my being that muscle and fascia being the connective tissue between all personal structures bash is made up of collagen and elastin what I understand is that what happens is is maybe as we get older or if we're not very flexible the fashion it's kind of like sticky it gets kind of like glue is that right right so the fashionable to shoot connects all the different parts of our body holder tornal organs in place that surrounds each muscle fiber it makes the tunnels that are blood vessels and nerves collide through you know for each stop moving close structures kind of glue themselves together become rigid and stuff so mild Pasha release is working on trying to improve the elasticity of about factual tissue so that sounds like another really good reason real basic reason for keeping your body moving and doing exercise and so forth right and you know it's one of those things that it's an interesting coincidence that not moving can result in factual tightness or moving in correctly or in a highly repetitive movement can also create factually Whedon's like in a cyclist for example of flex over their bike and they'll be Stachel patterns of movement that they're going through the tend to tighten up their hip flexors much like sitting at a desk are hip flexors tend to tighten up the fashionable because she's a surround the muscle the joint capsule the ligaments structures in and around our help so activity can create it as well as in activities so it's kind of finding the balance between the two that's the the tricky part I'm thinking carpal tunnel to the samples that Sir we're thinking the same thing I was I was going to ask that yeah so the carpal tunnel is made up of ligaments structures on the bones of the rest and then the tendons and nerves come through that tunnel indoor hang out so for doing some type of repetitive activity like keyboard work or if you run a jackhammer for example that would tend to put this repetitive stress patterning imposter in not carpal tunnel which then shortens not inserts compressing on the median nerve which is where we get the numbness and loss of function in the area if you're just joining us I'm Roy walk and ours and I'm Judy Brooks and we're speaking with rob compared ski from body concepts and we're talking about the healing benefits of a body work technique known as myofascial release MFR to rob what would a typical MFR session be like now I know but for our listeners can you just walk us through that sure so there are different styles of myofascial release but what we do is is Barnes technique of myofascial release so you so we talk to the client about you know what kind of issues there helping we kind of take a look at some posture how we look at where are the eight he gins are in the factual system and then we work very gently to allow the body to release that tension so a lot of times if you think about plastic grocery bags both ends of that back and give it a hard jerk it doesn't really change its shape that much but if we take both ends of that bag we put light pressure on it but we sustain it for a longer period of time the classic actually starts to the foreman stretch but more often times how we approach montage release was going lighter that holding the stretch for a longer period of time to allow the factual tissue actually elongate what we call creek in the tissue to attain more mobility that's what I noticed in what I really liked about it was it was very gentle your movements are very gentle and then just maybe holding for a little bit holding a pattern that's which talking about right now all right right and so a lot of times if you have a injury that and goals for faster because of the fashion does make up the tunnels of where the nerves travel you can have this heightened sensitivity to move much some mild Asha release works on very gently allowing the body to let go of the guardian and the tension within the factual system works we try to force it which you know there are there are techniques out there for example will screen is a fashionable technique as well but it very aggressive so you hang on to the point where you're carrying a tissue in some situations that can be appropriate but what we specialize in is the more gentle and just allowing the body to let go of the tension within the body allowing it to be pain free as were creating the stretch what I noticed also was that even though it's very gentle while you're doing it you still like the next day you still feel like you might have had a massage or you might have had you know some work done you feel that something has shifted right it's one of the things that most people say in the first session is like doesn't feel like it did anything but when they have them you stand back up after the session and they feel this lightness in their system or the next day just like any type of body work we highly encourage you know getting some extra hydration into the body to help with new movement that's fair and to keep moving through the next twenty four hours forty eight hours to allow that new links and the fascist to be able to be maintained so what are some of the reasons people come to you for and the far wall I mean so far this yeah I mean I know it does that you know if they're going well how can that help me right so it's mostly about attaining Postrel positioning and the ability to move at a better pattern is what we work well so you know in this day and age we spend a lot of times setting and so hip flexors on the front of shoulders tend to be very tight and Steph so we work a lot from Postrel standpoint with people to help open up those areas that are very typically tight or five an athlete that needs to be able to elongate further or to perform better in their sport to increase their efficiency we will work with an athlete as well especially with athletes because they're doing a lot of repetitive movement within their sport it's being able to open up the opposite side that tends to be short it's both for discomfort you know someone feeling stiff and sore you can open that up or it can be you know geared towards optimizing performance so what would you say that by Sir gently releasing the faster you're you're kind of unwinding the body so it can heal itself yeah and in fact there is a particular technique were used in mile faster release called unwinding where we support let's say for shoulder we support the arm we kind of put it into a zero gravity scenario and we let the body discovers own unwinding so it will go through some type of a pattern a lot of times over to the pattern of what the injury mechanism once in the body comes up on wines itself and kind of figures out how to allow that to should open up return to a normal pattern of movement again very interesting experience came out from both ends I added that I've done it with people and I've had it done to me and it's a nominal in the effectiveness of the lighting the body figure out its own path out in the house of the surplus we're at fifteen of that learning process we're not creating the movement we're just assisting the body to find its own way out of an injury how long does it usually take for the clients to see and feel a difference I can be with them you know the first session they're gonna start noticing the difference well that depends on how long the pattern is down there she'd been sitting of the house for thirty years you know it's gonna take a little longer to get full hip mobility for example but if you you know trips and scanned the knee it might take one session and you're good to go so it depends on the thickness of the layers of how those Fassel tissues of glued themselves together and how long that takes but usually when we start a stretch it takes about ninety seconds to start feeling the lengthening of the tissue we're out of time that this is been very informative I can't recommend it more highly than I had a few such I did and and I really enjoy them and I felt a difference so thanks rob very welcome yeah thanks for being on the show well we've been speaking with rocket pits give body concepts in Folsom about a gentle all natural way to deal with the tissue pain it's called MFR myofascial release and you can find out more about it at body concepts Inc dot com that's body concepts ink DOT come out in full some well like I said I was having a real neck yes you can actually in our would ordinarily tried to go to a chiropractor whatnot and I decided to try this and it really made a difference reading I recommend it is very gentle it does feel like you're being on while th felt good well coming up next UT self care segment and one practice that she says you can't over do in your self care regimen.

Coming up next