Connective Tissue Fitness
Your neurofascial system (how the nervous system and the connective tissue system are inter connected) creates a whole-body communication network that serves to support, protect, and stabilize us in motion and at rest.
Self Myofascial Release (SMR) is a fitness routine for your connective tissue that can help you stay active and pain-free for a lifetime. SMR is a simple self-treatment method that:
- relieves chronic pain
- improves posture and muscle/joint alignment
- reduces the negative effects associated with aging
- decreases accumulated stress caused by repetitive postures and movements of everyday living.
Your connective tissue (Fascia) is responsible for connecting and holding our muscles and bones in place. Fascia moves the muscles; muscles move the bones. Fascia can restrict the movement of our muscles and joints after acute trauma or as a result of repetitive movement (prolonged sitting/standing) and musculoskeletal misalignment. SMR helps to facilitate hydration in the web of connective tissue that supports all the organs and systems of the body and when it is freed from restriction, allows for greater range of motion with less pain or impingement.
When you take a session, we will guide you through simple yet powerful self-treatment techniques that prevent, reduce and relieve chronic pain and tension in your whole body. You'll learn easy movements that simulate hands-on therapy to help re hydrate your fascial connective tissue and as a result help reduce some common painful symptoms.
SMR sessions at Pain Free Posture MN are designed to help you stimulate connective tissue hydration and relieve trapped tension within the different fascial lines and slings of the body.
All our Sessions are hand-off (no manual therapy is applied). Instead, we educated and guide our clients how to apply passive yet sustained pressure of their own body parts onto one another to isolate connective tissue (aka myofascial restrictions) to eliminate pain, increase hydration, and restore motion.
We promote our clients to take personal responsibility and independence by educating them about proper body mechanics and movement, through the combination of posture alignment therapy and/or Pilates to enhance of strength, flexibility, and postural kinesthetic movement awareness.
We use a variety of props such as soft and hard foam rollers, small balls of various density and sizes, and elastic bands.
We offer sessions that focus on specific areas, but understand and educate that the body works as a unit, and you will have a cumulative overall improvement as a result. Area of focus include:
- Upper Body (shoulder, neck, upper thoracic cage)
- Lower Body (hips, knees, calves, ankles)
- Low Back and pelvis