The fascia that we have underlying our skin and holding our muscles in place--keeping our insides in--is especially thick on the soles of the feet. Modern life means walking on sidewalks and roadways and the popularity of hardwood floors has led to an increase in plantar fasciitis. Our bodies have not caught up to technology--they think we are still running and walking on softer surfaces like grass.The symptoms of plantar fasciitis are most commonly pain upon the first steps you take in the morning. It can be anything from a mild discomfort to feeling as if you've stepped on hot razor blades. It will ease up throughout the day as the fascia warms up and stretches out but periods of inactivity will start the cycle again. Plantar fasciitis is one of the easiest issues to fix with massage. It is not a comfortable fix, but it is effective. We strip the scars and bundles of fasica out of the bottom of the foot with a myofascial release technique called gua-sha. I personally have had this done and had immediate relief and have not had the issue again in the past 7 years. Occasionally if it is an extreme case, it may take up to three visits.
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This treatment is incredibly successful--100% thus far--bit it is intense and can result in severe bruising. It may be a week before the bruising subsides. Clients have reported a 90% to 100% decrease in plantar fasciitis pain within a day to a week after treatment. Up to 4 treatments may be necessary. Shown below are the most extreme cases. As always there are no guarantees on the work.
Tools used for Myofascial Release of Plantar Fasciitis
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