Myofascial Release for Children

child getting a back massage

When babies or older kids have chronic pain, illness or any noticeable dysfunction myofascial release can relieve the pain and restricted motion just like with Mom & Dad. 

 

Myofascial release has been effective for children with the following issues:

  • Orthopedic problems

  • Sports Pain & Injury

  • Colic

  • Scoliosis or other postural anomalies

  • Birthing injuries

  • Head trauma

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Neurological conditions

  • Movement disorders

  • Chronic respiratory disease

  • and many other issues!

This technique is especially valuable when working with the pediatric population, because fascial restrictions often result from the fetus’ position in utero and are present at birth. Most healthy children appear to outgrow fascial restriction causing deformities as they become increasingly mobile. However, fascial shortening may have a profound impact on movement and posture and could remain for life.

 

So Gentle

 

Myofascial release is well-suited for children because tissues are not manipulated forcefully. Instead, fascial restrictions are gently held at their barrier for as long as it takes to release by using a step-by-step approach:

  • With relaxed hands, we slowly stretch out the elastic component of the fascia until we reach a barrier.

  • We maintain sufficient pressure to hold the stretch at the barrier and wait a minimum of 90 to 120 seconds, usually longer.

  • We never force through the barrier.

  • As the restriction barrier recedes, the practitioner feels motion and softening under his or her hands.

  • It’s very gentle!

Office Hours

Monday and Wednesday 12PM to 7PM

Tuesday  12PM to 6PM

Thursday 12PM to 7PM

Friday 12:30 to 6PM

Saturday 8AM to 12PM

 

Touch of Light · 500 Orchard Ave Suite 214 Kennett Square PA 19348

Touch Of Light Health is dedicated to providing therapeutic techniques to the residents of Delaware County and Chester County in PA.  We are located in Kennett Square at the intersection of Route 1 and Orchard Avenue.  We're a short drive from both Philadelphia and Wilmington areas like Chadds Ford, Coatesville, Concordville, Downingtown, Drexel Hill, Exton, Haverford, Radnor, Springfield, Upper Darby, West Chester in PA and Brandywine, Wilmington, Hockessin, Pike Creek and Northstar in Delaware.

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