You may have noticed that I have added Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) to my services. I love the healing modalities of Reiki and Tuning for chakra balancing, emotional healing and relaxation, but I wanted to be able to help people who are in physical pain with immediate results, so I started training in MFR last summer. I have been receiving this treatment for a few years, and I have never felt better, so I asked my therapist to mentor me, and he was happy to do so.
Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds and holds every organ, blood vessel, bone, nerve fiber and muscle in place. This tissue does more than provide internal structure; fascia has nerves that make it almost as sensitive as skin. As a therapist, I look for the parts of the fascia that show the signs of blockages, and use different techniques to release those blockages. By working with the fascia, a therapist is able to correct the twists and blockages that occur from daily activities, as well as injuries.
Think of fascia as a giant spider web that connects everything in your body. Because everything is connected, every part of the body affects every other part. This is why the holistic approach to health and wellness is so important. Just treating the apparent injury does not necessarily take care of the problem. Recently, I was having issues with my ankle. Because I have studied the fascia system, I knew that even though the pain was in my ankle, the source was probably somewhere else, because I hadn’t done anything to injure the ankle itself. My therapist worked on my legs, hips, pelvis, back and neck, and I could feel the pain in my ankle whenever he worked on another part of my body. By the time he finished, my ankle was no longer in pain, though he spent very little time working with the ankle itself.
I am continuing my MFR training in Fargo, North Dakota; Appleton, Wisconsin; and Sedona, Arizona this year with John F. Barnes and his team of skilled instructors. I am so grateful to be able to help my clients with chronic pain and injuries through this life-changing technique. Thank you for trusting me to help you on your wellness journey!
Wendy Wilson Burich is also a writer, authoring the blog Rebel In Pearls www.rebelinpearls.wordpress.com, as well as appearing as a guest blogger on other wellness sites. She has a Bachelor's degree in Communication, and fuels her creativity through playing guitar, singing and painting. She practices T'ai Chi regularly, and is an assistant instructor at the Oshkosh T'ai Chi Center where she also offers Reiki sessions. www.oshkoshtaichicenter.com