The Myo-Matrix release technique (MMR-3D) is an advancement in the assessment and treatment of movement dysfunction based on a deeper understanding of normal soft tissue movement. MMR includes integrative steps/protocols that identify and treat the linked anatomical structures causing movement dysfunction. This allows us to resolve tissue tension lines that impair optimal movement and can cause pain.
The Myo-Matrix model describes the biomechanically interconnectedness of soft tissue structures such as muscle, fascia, connective, nervous and vascular tissues. Abnormal tissue tension can develop in these interconnected tissues, which rarely follow the orientation of muscle fibres but instead present in a 3-dimensional manner throughout the Myo-Matrix.
Clinical symptoms often result from abnormal forces through these tension lines and can be easily alleviated by MMR-3D treatments. Most importantly, our MMR system helps patients identify which tissues are the root cause of their clinical condition and MMR-3D treatment of these tension lines can prevent the clinical symptoms from returning. At Mystic’s Revolution, the success of Myo-matrix is one more testament to our belief that education and conscious treatment contribute to overall wellness.
Fascia is the most pervasive, but perhaps least understood network of the human body. Various analogies can help us visualize the essential relation of fascia dynamics to the body, but our favorite is to view our muscles as various puppets that move at the commands of their fascia “puppeteers”.
The Fascial Abrasion Technique (FAT) involves the use of a tool to break down scar tissue and resolve fascial restrictions. Fascial abrasion manages the treatment of painful conditions resulting from injury or overuse disorders, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, cervical and lumbar strain, tendonosis (Achilles, rotator cuff), patella-femoral knee pain and tennis and golfer’s elbow. The technique is Incredible for the musculoskeletal assessment of superficial restrictive bands.
Fascial abrasion provides a controlled micro trauma that stimulates specialized nerve endings in the skin and fascia, helping to normalize fascial tone. Fascial abrasion can also be used to treat scar tissue that may be causing pain or limiting motion, or to stimulate a local inflammatory response that supports rebuilding of injured soft tissue.