Myofascial Release Healing Theory
In the course of treating many different people, we have noticed some recurring patterns that we thought might be helpful to share with you. Although we encourage moving forward without expectations, we do understand that this might be a new experience for you. This will give you some awareness of “The Healing Process” so that it doesn’t seem so foreign, frustrating, or frightening… and can, instead, be interesting, stimulating, and effective. The time frame here is generalized. Everyone progresses at a different rate.
IN THE BEGINNING: CHAOS AND GROWTH
initially will be learning how to receive myofascial release in the way that is
most effective for you – learning how to tune into your body and feel where it
is restricted. We learn to recognise our subconscious holding patterns and
habits. Equally important as our awareness of where we’re “stuck” is
learning what it feels like as these restrictions release. We learn the value of
tuning in and listening to our bodies.
may tend to fell “stirred up”. You might be feeling anything from
“absolutely great” to “a little bit worse” to “an absolute flare-up”
of your symptoms. This “flare-up” is called the healing crisis. In other
words, you may get a little worse before you get better! This is still progress.
CHAOS AND GROWTH GO HAND IN HAND
MID TREATMENT: UPS AND DOWNS
You may feel what many
experience as a “roller coaster” or “zig-zap” type of effect. Some feel
as though for every two steps forward, they take one step backward. This can be
frustrating. Healing tends to occur in quantum shifts rather than in a smooth
linear progression as we unravel through our layers of restriction. Feel all of
your feeling fully and be willing to ride the “roller coaster”.
Remember: ENJOY THE RIDE
TOWARD THE END: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
This is when people generally
experience substantial improvement and integration of the changes, which have
occurred during several weeks of treatment… “putting all the pieces
together”. This is where we see more integrated, lasting, permanent results.
You may begin to feel changes in your body as you go about your day. Slowly you
will integrate these changes into your everyday routine and activities.
DISCHARGE: A WORK IN PROGRESS
Now you’ve graduated. Be
patient with yourself. If your body flares up remember it’s wanting your
attention or bringing you a message. Quiet yourself, do your Myofascial Freedom
program, and most of all listen to your body.
Remember: YOU ARE A WORK IN
PROGRESS… PROCEED PATIENTLY
FOLLOW-UP: DISCOVERING YOUR POTENTIAL
Follow-up is necessary in
order to continue to release the next few layers of restrictions and to take the
next step toward healing. Remember that habits and “holding patterns”
require repetition to overcome. We have dynamic bodies and live in a dynamic
world. It’s a good idea to participate in a Follow-up Program as needed for
support, rejuvenation, and to continue toward your new and enhanced goals. Our
goal is to help you help yourself return to a pain free, active lifestyle, and
to discover you potential.
Remember: GROWTH IS THE GOAL…
NOT RETURNING TO SOME EARLIER STATE OF COMFORT.
YOUR POTENTIAL IS UNLIMITED!
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