Myofascial release is a gentle form of manual work that is targeted at the fascial system in our bodies. It is though that an extremely high percentage of people suffering with pain and/or lack of motion may be having a fascial problem, but go undiagnosed due to standard tests such as MRI, x-ray, CAT scans, EMG’s etc. do not show the fascial restrictions. Fascia is a tough connective tissue that spreads in a three dimensional web from head to foot in our bodies without interruption. Fascia lines every muscle, organ, nerve, blood vessel and osseous structure in our body. Trauma, surgery, poor posture or inflammation can create a binding down of this up to 2,000 pounds of pressure per square inch on pain sensitive structures and cause chronic pain. The “hands on approach” of myofascial release allows the body’s natural healing to occur to resolve the inflammatory response and ease symptoms and restrictions.
Zoe DeVito started her passion for manual soft tissue work, particularly myofascial release, when taking an advanced soft tissue elective during her masters physical therapy program at Boston University in the late 90’s. She then went on to take continuing education course specializing in myofascial release from 2003 to present. Most recently she has been certified in John Barnes’ Myofascial release Approach and myofascial cupping techniques through PESI continuing education. Utilizing this specialty, she offers private one on one session in the clinic to those who seek this form of manual soft tissue work. Sessions are booked for 45 minute length or 1 hour depending on the extent of bodywork needed. These sessions are cash based and do not require a physician script or insurance plan for booking. Please contact the office to schedule your appointments.