Fascial Counterstrain (Strain and Counterstrain)
Fascial Counterstrain (FCS) treats the cause of dysfunction, not the
symptom. All dysfunction—pain, weakness, digestive issues, migraines, anxiety or a host of other disorders*–all of these are symptoms. All of these come from inflammation that is within the tissues, within the fascia of some system, some area of the body.
What is fascia?
Fascia are the soft connective tissues that are continuous throughout the body and hold, connect everything together. The trapped inflammation that is causing your dysfunction can be within the fascia of any system of the body—arterial, venous, visceral (organs), neural or musculoskeletal. That inflammation is the result of some sort of trauma to your body. Trauma can take many forms, from impact—either large or small—postural habits, nutritional, even abuse and/or emotional issues. The inflammation that results causes those tissues to become tight and restricted, even rigid. That inflammation can remain there for years.
FCS accurately finds your greatest area of restriction, and then releases that restriction with a light contact, gentle pressure applied in just the right location and direction, allowing the body to alleviate that inflammation, to pump it out of the fascia of the body because the circulation, the flow has been restored there. The effect is long lasting and profound, allowing for your function to be optimal again.