FAQs - Release Works Myofascial Therapy

FAQ's About Specialist Myofascial Therapy

What is it exactly that you do?

Many people describe what we do as the place where physical therapy, massage therapy, energy work, and personal training meet. In short, we integrate therapies that address problems in the connective tissue (myofascial) system of the body with our Re³ Recovery Program. Myofascial release and movement rehabilitation and correction are large parts of that.

Our goal is to help you regain a body that works well and feels good so you can enjoy a full and active life. That means we have to do more than focus on pain relief and address the root cause of the problem. True resolution of the problem requires consistent focus and work over a period of time.

What is a Re³ Recovery Program?

Full recovery requires more than most of us know or want to admit, and the pieces need to be put together in the order that is right for you. During a Re³ Recovery Program we will help you.

  • Re-set the autonomic nervous system and tension levels in the body.
  • Restore the fluidity and plasticity of the connective tissue system, creating space for the body to move and function better, and...
  • Re-train movement and strength in more proper alignment, developing greater stability and integrating change as a whole.

Each Re³ Recovery Program provides 20 sessions over a 7-10 week period and requires a commitment to healing. Each program is designed around specific goals that are realistic to your situation. You may need more than one time through an Re³ Recovery program to achieve all of your goals.

I've tried lots of things that promised to help, but none of them did. How is this different?

That is a great question. I'd like you to take a minute and consider all of the other things you have tried. What type of solutions have they been? Most of the time when people come to us and say they have tried everything and nothing has worked, they tell us about procedures and protocols that have been "done" to them, or things that come from the outside and work inward. Medications, injections, and supplements that are put into you to "fix" something. Exercises that are prescribed for your "diagnostic label" or protocols indicated by your lab results. Those are certainly valid methods and work for some people. Frequently what happens, though, is the answers and the procedures come from and are solely determined by the expert, based on standard methods, normalized across a population. Your progress is dependent on someone else's wisdom. They are your healer and the hero of the story.

Quite simply, we are different because we believe our role is to be the guide, helping put the pieces together in the way you need, in an order that will be unique to you. We also specifically address problems within the connective tissue system of the body, which is one of the major components missed by traditional healthcare. And we help you tune back into the intuitive, instinctive healing nature that you've lost touch with. In short, you are the healer and hero in your story. We help you do that. And as you do, you will never approach your health the same way again.

This sounds like just what I need. How do I work with you?

We are glad to hear that. Thank you for taking the time to get to know about us and our approach! Take all the time you need here. Check out the stories and information here. We also offer a FaceBook page and YouTube channel with more information and videos.

When you are ready for specialized help specific to your needs, the next step will be to inquire about suitability for a Re³ Recovery Program. We start with a consultation, either on the phone, or an in person Discovery Visit to determine whether this is the best next step for you. If it is, we then 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.

From there, we can make a recommendation and help you choose the Program that is right for you, either a Re³ Recovery Program or Recovery Lite Program. You never take the next step until you feel good about it.

All that's left then is to work through your Program and integrate change. It is important to set goals that will allow you to measure and see progress. You may need more than one time through a Recovery Program to reach all of your goals. 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.

Will it hurt?

People who see us are dealing with stuck, glued connective tissue, joints that are over-stressed and wearing out, and bony structures that are misaligned and compensating. As we address troubled areas and get things moving, people often describe what they feel as a "hurts so good" type of pain. There is a difference between injurious pain and therapeutic pain. There can be a level of therapeutic pain.

We will never force, we will never injure. If it is painful or uncomfortable, we want you to tell us. Understanding how your body perceives and responds to pain is an essential part of healing. We will help you navigate this process, including when you might feel worse.

Will this work for me?

Everyone needs to know if this will work for them.

When life is slowed down or stopped by pain, it is  frustrating (to say the least) to spend time, money, and energy looking for and trying things that promise to help - only to be let down. If only there were something that actually worked. If only there was someone who really listened, and understood, and knew how to help.

We can promise, if you allow things to change, you will see change. As you work the program, learn to reconnect with your own intuitive healing nature, give yourself the time needed in each stage, never forcing or rushing through, and commit to regaining control of your life, you will see change. We will help you find the things getting in your way, identify what works for you, and support you in the ways you need most.

You will experience more improvement than just 'the thing'.