Vibrational Fascia Release Technique
VFRT is a therapeutic system in which we apply a medical grade weighted tuning fork to the body into and around fascial adhesions in order to soften collagen fibers and to restore free flow of interstitial fluids so that the body can return to healthy flexibility and function. VFRT includes effective protocols for:
Lower Back and Hip
sciatic pain, low back pain, hip pain, slipped disc, over-exertion or muscle fatigue, mobility and range of motion issues
Head and Neck
for sinus pressure, high blood pressure, headaches, jaw pain, ear infections, neck pain and mobility issues, breathing restrictions
Abdominal Pain &Digestion
menstrual cramps and bloating, and digestive issues
Joint Pain and Stiffness
arthritis, bursitis, trauma and injury, mobility and range of motion, bone spurs and calcium deposits, carpel tunnel, plantar fasciitis, knee pain
First Aid and Acute Injuries
broken bones, pulled muscles, cuts, burns, sunburn, poison ivy, blisters, and post-surgical recovery
Anti-Aging & Fat Burning
wrinkles, double-chin, hair loss, scars, stretch marks, spider veins, acne
HOW IT WORKS
Fascia is connective tissue, primarily collagen, that lies throughout the body protecting muscles and tissue, and acting as a channel of communication. It plays a significant role in joint stability and movement coordination. Within it flows interstitial fluid that washes around cells, delivering nutrients, hydrating, and moving waste into the lymph system for removal. Nerves and blood vessels move through the fascia as they pass through and between muscles.
Unhealthy fascia plays a significant role in pain. Injury, stress, illness, poor posture, inactivity, and hunching over a desk all day cause fascia to become sticky and clumped. The interstitial fluids cannot flow freely so they build up, creating pressure and swelling and a feeling of hardness in what should be soft tissue. The body becomes stiff with a limited range of motion. And there’s often pain.
Because the fascial network is one interconnected system, a tightening in one area will often affect other areas. Unfortunately, when most people treat pain, they try to break the body down into separate segments and only treat the segment that hurts. But the pain may be initiated from a fascial knot in another area than the one that hurts. What seems like foot pain may actually be coming from a point upstream, like the low back.
ADDING INSULT TO INJURY
Following acute injury the body tightens and restricts movement as a protective mechanism. This creates a backlog of interstitial fluids, resulting in pressure, swelling and pain. Where there is pain, the body compensates by further restricting movement, creating more fascial thickening and hardening.
In order to change, you have to interrupt the cycle. VFRT specializes in this.