Back Pain Relief - Release Works Myofascial Therapy

Back Pain

"We Help People Slowed Down and Stopped By Back Pain Reclaim a Body That Feels Good and Moves Well... So They Can Live a Life of Joy"

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You Can Regain Control of Your Life!

We all want a back that feels great and can keep going. Over time, though, the events of life often feel like they are catching up and your back starts to ache and tighten. Injury, surgery, illness, use, misuse, and overuse, or just plain a lifetime of stuff happening, can leave you feeling like your body is starting to betray you. Fear, anxiety and frustration set in as you continue to push through while wondering how much longer you will be able to do the things you love. 

You do NOT have to accept that your body is meant to break down or is going to hurt for the rest of your life!

Here is the problem: The current approach to health and wellness has trained us to think that there is a point in life where the body will just break down. We are expected to accept that over time our back will gradually start to ache, get stiff, and get worse. And when it does, our options quickly become limited to medication to dull pain, surgery to fix torn and worn out parts, or ignoring and pushing through. People rarely talk about where that approach leads. You will still have a body that feels like it is betraying you and you will be trapped in the mentality that you just have to live with it while managing the symptoms as best as possible. 

What if there was another option?

No one should have to spend years, months, or even another day of worry and concern about a back that can't be trusted in a body that is breaking down and hurting. You've likely spent too long already trying to figure things out and been let down by the healthcare system. You may feel trapped by the fear, frustration, and lack of control over your life that happens when you are stuck in pain, dependent on medications, and can't do what you want.

Stop getting jerked around by the ups and downs of trying everything only to be let down again. And don't spend another dime on things that aren't working. 

Life is meant to be enjoyable. And for back pain, there is something better than medication, injections, surgery, and endless stretching and exercises that don't help. Our bodies can and ought to work well. You can stop the madness.

Consider that your body is wiser than you've appreciated

Let us help you reconnect with that wisdom. As you do, you will learn to heal in ways you have not been able to allow until now. And you will start to feel good again.

The Approach You Have to Life and Your Body Matters

Last week I met a man out hiking, limping a bit and leaning heavily onto one knee as he pushed his way up the trail. 

As I watched, it became apparent that at least some of the trouble was coming from a  low back that was struggling as well as some issues through the hips and knees.  

It looked painful and difficult. 

He was obviously enjoying the time outdoors, though, on a spring day, when the trail was dry and the temperature perfect for a hike up Mt. Olympus.

But I had to ask myself, why in the world would he put up with hiking that way?!

Perhaps he didn't know things could be better. Or a back fusion didn't heal well. Or he had been told nothing could be done. And pain medication just wasn't helping like he hoped

Nobody wants to feel like they can't do what they want to -  and nobody wants to miss out on or admit some things are just too much. 

Could it be, though, that you put up with a "bad back" simply because you don't know differently?

What if, with a bit of education, help for the stuck tissues that have built up and are causing problems, and some rehabilitative movement correction and exercise, this man could hike easily again? Without pain. 

What if that were possible? Would he be interested? ...Would you?

The belief you have as to why you hurt determines the solution you attempt

Life isn't a lot of fun when you are stuck with back pain. You try hard. You follow the recommendations of your doctor, your physical therapist, your nutritionist, your online guru, your next door neighbor, the lady selling essential oils, and the Facebook group you just joined. You have a PhD in "google" and you know there is something better than the mentality and physicality you are trapped in! But you are stuck with some beliefs about what is going on and how to best help it. 

Is your back really going to just continue to break down and spasm when you try to be active? 

Or are your back and body doing their best and are overwhelmed because they are constantly handling ongoing things, that are never resolved?

Could there be a better explanation of back pain and breakdown that allows for solutions - so that healing, longevity and feeling good are possible?

Like You, We Are Frustrated That Surgery and Pills Are the Most Common Recommendations for Back Pain, Despite Their Lack of Effectiveness at Resolving the Problem

We understand what it's like to feel tired, worried, in pain, and worn out, hoping for a solution that will help your life go better. We know the frustration of searching and trying and failing, wondering if you are the only one struggling. No one should have to wonder how many times your doctor is going to tell you back pain is normal at your age, how many activities you are going to have to modify, or when you should just give up. 

Stop Pushing Through Life, Pretending to Be Okay

The vast majority of people suffer with some form of un-resolving pain that limits life and their enjoyment of it for a significant length of time. Back pain is one of the worst. Experts estimate that up to 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point in their life. Many wonder if they will ever feel 'normal' again. 

If you believe there is better than you have been told you can expect, keep reading.

You can get back your confidence and trust in your body and actually feel good as you carry on an enjoyable life. You can live life in a way that does not wear you out and beat you up. 

We Provide Simple Answers and Expert Help So You Can Enjoy a Body That Feels Great and Works Really Well

  • Consider that your body all works together. What you have experienced and been through in your life leads to a build up of stuck stuff in the body. It isn't just your back that is breaking down.
  • Things in the body that are stuck and not moving cause problems. Most of us have more things stuck than we know or want to admit. Again, your back hurts. But what else is not moving like it should?
  • If the way you have been trying and doing things isn't working, it's time for a different approach. Doing the same things in the same way only leads to feeling like life has beaten you down and worn you out. You don't have to continue down that path!

Resources and Starting Points


Free and Friendly

Perfect for those who need an introduction to our approach and what it can do for you.

Each workshop is designed to give you (and your family members who may be involved in your recovery) an opportunity to learn more about us and our approach to healing.

We’ll cover the basics of what causes some of the most  common issues we help resolve and give you an idea of what it might look like moving forward.

Re³ Recovery Program

7-10 Week Program

Perfect for those ready to get started. You've worked too long and too hard to spend another minute of life feeling crappy!

You are no longer willing to just live with things as they are. You know there is better to life than the mentality or physicality you are trapped in now. And you are ready to jump in and get started. 

Our R³ Recovery Program dives right into healing with 7-10 weeks of concentrated, focused work to get you feeling better sooner.

1st Aid for Back Pain

FREE Downloadable Guide

Perfect for those who need something that will help right now!

Advice is everywhere, some of it good, some of it bad. Often times it is the application of the advice that matters most. When it comes to back pain, or any other pain for that matter, the order in which you do things, matters.

For a back that is flared up and you are in pain, 1st aid is the thing needed immediately. Take care of that, and then you can move on to deeper healing and recovery. 

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About Release Works Myofascial Therapy Clinic 

We believe life is meant to be enjoyed! For far too long, "sick care" and "pain management" have been accepted as the norm. Many people accept far less than what their body is truly meant to experience. We are here to change that. Our vision is to be the place in the Greater Salt Lake Valley that changes people's approach to health, helping people reclaim the potential of the the human body through movement and repair, creating a world where people live with less pain, less fear, and more joy.

Whether you've come looking for help because you've been let down by  traditional healthcare and want something better than the "rest and painkillers" option nearly always advised by the doctor, or you're VERY health-conscious and already know that one of our Recovery Programs is your best option, you're about to ENJOY the same transformation in your health as thousands of others who have seen proven results in their ability to regain control of their life with a body that feels great, moves well, and can keep going.

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Hear From People Who Feel Great!



Outdoor Guide

Basically I was stuck and losing hope.

I was experiencing sciatic pain in my hip and back area that ran down my leg to my foot. It was the kind of pain that made driving and sitting extremely uncomfortable and would leave me needing to take 1-2 hour long sessions of laying down during the middle of the day, each day. I was taking Ibuprofen twice a day just to function in my job as an outdoor guide, and could not do what I love which is being active in nature - hiking, climbing and skiing due to pain and tightness throughout my hips, back, and IT bands. I tried acupuncture, body code therapy, TENS units, my usual yoga routine, and none of it did more than alleviate the pain and tightness for an hour or so. Basically I was stuck and losing hope. It felt like age, wear and tear, and what I saw as bad genetics was catching up to me.

It has been a little over 3 months since I started working with Release Works, and I am back to hiking, climbing, skiing, and yoga on a regular basis. There is still more work to be done, and I think it is important to understand that your body is always changing. This is the exciting part! Through allowing ourselves to unwind and release, becoming more aware, and discovering the  changing nature of  what is causing us pain, we can experience healing that is lasting.



This has made a huge difference for me and without the use of opiates. 

After being involved in a bad fall at work from sixteen feet and having five spinal surgeries and a knee replacement, I was still in a lot of pain. I came up with the idea it must be from all the scar tissue from having back opened so many times. I keep saying I felt like I was being squeezed with a giant pair of pliers around my back and ribs. I convinced my pain management Doctor to refer treatment to Release Works and now after my seventh visit things are really starting to change. I'm sleeping more and longer through the night, pain is reducing and now I'm standing taller and not leaning into my pain. This has made a huge difference for me and without the use of opiates that the Doctor had me on for twenty years.

I'm just now into my twentieth visit and just saw my Doctor and he was very happy with the results he was seeing that he is referring to continue treatment. I have to agree with him. If you're in need give it an honest try.



Athletic Support Staff

Back to running and being active. 

Kristal (20s) was already trapped when she found us, her back tightening in pain. She’d been seeing chiropractors and physical therapists since 12 and 15 years of age with only a little bit of temporary relief. She’d given up on being athletic and could hardly be all that active even. Now she was sitting at a desk, trying to be productive but getting even more hunched as her head and back ached.

I remember she couldn’t even begin to arch her spine backwards her spine and ribs were so rigid. She had no clue how that was supposed to work in her body and couldn’t feel the movement at all. (There wasn’t any…)

She was pretty excited coming in one day to show how something had shifted, almost unlocked, and she could get her back arching a little bit.

Kristal has been in less and less back pain, with greatly reduced headaches. She also had a bit of a scare over a cyst putting lots of pressure into her abdomen – these things can be pretty dangerous. Once she felt it reduce and shrink as we treated the area, however, she had no more concern. She was right – medical tests showed we’d helped the cyst to completely disappear.

Kristal is now a big fan of ours as she’s had her headaches and back pain greatly reduced, and she’s back to running and being active. Her life is looking much brighter.

Uncertain What To Do Next?


Continue to get to know us and our approach: Check out our blog posts, follow us on Facebook, watch some YouTube videos, try a workshop, request a FREE guide, talk to a specialist. Take as long as you need here!


When you are ready, schedule an evaluation and treatment session: This will identify the problems contributing to your particular issues, give you answers on how best to move forward, and get you a sense of things you can do immediately to start helping things change.


Choose the program that is right for you: You never take the next step until you feel good about it. We won't oversell you. But if you are being unrealistic in your expectations, we will tell you. The longer things have been troubled, the longer the recovery.


Work the program and integrate change: This is where the pieces are put together in the order that is right for you. This can include calming the 'freak out' mode your body might be stuck in, guided treatment, hands on treatment, self care, mindfulness, unwinding, movement rehabilitation and correction, and strengthening. All of these will require practice, feedback, and repetition for lasting change to occur.


Lose fear, feel better, and regain confidence as you learn to heal in ways you have not allowed until now: This is when you know you have regained control of your life!


Michael Sudbury

Founder of Release Works Myofascial Therapy Clinic

Hi, This is normally where motivational and inspirational words would go. If you've made it here and haven't gotten started, I don't have any words to convince you. But I do have a question. How long are you going to let something get in the way of feeling great?

See you soon! 

Michael Sudbury

Still wondering if this is for you?

Here's a quick self assessment to help you determine your readiness to work with us.

If You:

  • Are looking for a quick fix, magic pill, or overnight solution.
  • Are uninterested in learning or taking an active role in your recovery.
  • Would rather take pills or even have surgery rather than take the time and do the work to address root causes.

Then we will NOT be a good fit for you!

If You:

  • Are willing to take an active role in your recovery and be consistent and stick with it when things get difficult.
  • Are fed up with prescriptions, injections, and band-aids that mask symptoms and pain but don’t resolve anything
  • Are willing to be consistent and stick with it when things get difficult
  • Can consider that true resolution goes beyond the spot that hurts, and that the temporary absence of pain does not mean you are done.
  • Want better care and maintenance than drugs and surgery for the one body you have in this life.

Then, just like the people above, you can expect a truly transformative outcome


100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We are so confident in what we do and how we help people that you are protected by our 100% right decision guarantee.  If you are not 100% satisfied with the level of service you are provided, all you have do is tell us at the time of your session and your session is on us.  It's that simple!  If we don't deliver on what we promise, then we should not be compensated for our time.  Does that sound fair to you?