MYOFASCIAL RELEASE - NECK, VOICE AND SWALLOWING
My training follows The Foundations in Myofascial Release for Neck, Voice, and Swallowing Disorders. I will be addressing problems related to head and neck cancer, thyroidectomy and other neck surgeries which may bring about dysphonia and dysarthria (difficulty in speaking), dysphagia (swallowing disorder) and treatment of fibrosis/scar tissue. Patients going through radiation, chemotherapy and surgery, all of which may reduce their abilities to swallow, can benefit from this type of treatment.
The goal of MFR is most often to reduce the feeling of tightness and to lessen pain, allowing for more freedom of movement and improvement in functional abilities. Other effects may be related to improvements in movement, performance, swallowing, voice and many other issues.
What is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the body’s tissue restrictions to help eliminate pain and restore motion.
MFR is performed on bare skin, but being fully undressed is not necessary. The best attire is tank top for women, and tank top or loose t-shirt for men. And because MFR is performed on the skin, please refrain from using any lotions on the day of your visit, as this will make treatment difficult.
How many treatments will it take?
It depends on the patient, of course. But most people notice significant changes within three or four sessions. It is particularly effective to group sessions as close together as possible to make the most progress. Many people receive several MFR treatments within a short time to address a specific concern, and then find themselves receiving “MFR maintenance” sessions as needed.
Do you take insurance?
No, but you may be eligible for reimbursement through your insurance company. I can give you a receipt of services with the necessary treatment codes. Payment to me must be received in full at the time of service.
Feel free to call or email if you have questions or need additional information.