Fascial Counterstrain Treatment
The invisible causes of chronic pain are often located in the fascia (deep connective tissues) of all the different systems of our bodies. Fascia is located everywhere in our bodies including arteries, veins, nerves, viscera (digestive system, lungs and heart), ligaments, muscles and bones. When the body is injured by a physical trauma, chronic life stress, repetitive stress, infection or any other source of injury the fascia can become dysfunctional. When fascia is dysfunctional it doesn’t move as well and inflammation can become trapped causing chronic pain and movement limitations. These fascial limitations can make other visible causes of chronic pain such as osteoarthritis or bulging discs more painful because of increased load from poor movement or poor function of the venous system causing poor drainage. With a combination of gentle tissue glides and comfortable positioning guided by a system of thousands of tender points your Counterstrain practitioner can unload the dysfunctional fascial tissues to allow swelling to drain. This gives your body an opportunity to complete the healing process. Many people with chronic pain who have not gotten relief from other types of conventional and alternative treatment options have been helped by Counterstrain.