Fascial Counterstrain Treatment
Fascia is the deep connective tissue found everywhere in the body. Fascia is in our arteries, veins, nerves, viscera (digestive system, lungs and heart), ligaments, muscles and bones. When idiopathic neuropathy is present there is often trapped swelling and tightening of the fascia around the nerve and other tissues impacting the nerve. Fascial Counterstrain uses a combination of gentle tissue glides and comfortable positioning guided by a system of tender points to drain swelling and improve the mobility of tissues. In the case of idiopathic neuropathy we use Fascial Counterstrain to facilitate drainage around the impacted nerves via the lymphatic and venous system, increase arterial blood flow to the nerve, decrease irritation of the nerve and improve mobility of any musculoskeletal structures that may be compressing the nerve. Additionally we can treat the spinal cord to increase drainage of inflammation and increase blood flow. This helps to further relieve tension on the affected peripheral nerves. In this way we can provide the best conditions for the nerves to heal so that symptoms can decrease and resolve.