Myofascial Release Practitioner

Nurse Anesthesiologist

These days, more people are turning from traditional methods of medicine and healing methods. They are looking into more natural and holistic methods of taking care of their current and future health, including natural medicines and methods of relaxation. One method of healing that is gaining interest is that of myofascial release. Myofascial release is a relatively new method of treatment, with the first courses on it being taught in the 1970s and the first mention of it in medical journals in the 1980s. However, because it focuses on the body as a whole, it is said to be a descendant of osteopathy, which dates back to the nineteenth century. This method involves a gentle form of stretching, which produces a healing effect on the tissues of the body, thereby eliminating pain and restoring motion.

Every muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel, and organ in the human body is surrounded by a connective tissue called fascia, all the way down to the cellular level. Any kind of trauma, inflammation, or even bad posture can cause the fascia to bind up, which results in added pressure on the nerves, muscles, bones or organs. Myofascial release methods unbind this fascia and allows the body’s natural restorative powers to heal these areas. This method works especially well for anyone who has a back injury, recurring headaches, sports injuries, fibromyalgia, and several other injuries or conditions.

Most practitioners of myofascial release are massage, occupational, or physical therapists, who work in a variety of offices, clinics, spas, gyms, hospitals, or wellness centers. They are certified through advanced courses which take from what they already know and add to it. Athletic trainers are also eligible for training in myofascial release. The income for this occupation relies on how and where it is implemented as well as location and client base. The outlook for this career also relies heavily on location and increased interest in this method.

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