Myofascial Release: The Next Frontier of Health and Wellness
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Pink House
3rd Monday of every month 2 Sessions Available
Is a form of massage therapy that focuses on realigning the deeper layers of the muscle tissue, tendons and fascia on your breast
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3:00 - 4:30 pm
Myofascia Release is a safe and very effective hands -on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascia connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore function. Each Myofascia Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils or creams. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascia restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.
Peggy Scannell, a native of Illinois, graduated from University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo with a BS in Physical Therapy. Over the past 12 years Peggy has specialized in post breast surgery rehabilitation, working with women and men following mastectomies, lumpectomies, during and after reconstruction and radiation therapy for treatment of breast cancer. In search of enhancing her manual therapy skills, Peggy began training in John Barne's Myofascial Release technique in 2009 and to date, has completed more than 100 hours of training. Incorporating MFR into her treatment of breast cancer patients has led to the successful growth of this program at Novant Health, where she spent the last 23 years.
Ashley Friend, an advanced practitioner of Myofascial Release (MFR) trained under John Barnes PT, LMT, NCTMB. Ashley graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2010 from D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York. She began her career as a travel Physical Therapist, allowing her to obtain experience with diverse populations in a variety of settings. Through this position, she has acquired skills working in outpatient orthopedics, short-term rehabilitation and acute- care rehabilitation managing treatment plans for adult and pediatric patients. In 2014, she began additional training under Brian Mulligan, PT in mobilization with movement manual techniques and concepts. Since joining Roper Physical Therapy in 2016, she has enjoyed learning how to use her advanced skills in myofascial release and manual therapy to help women regain their range of motion after undergoing mastectomies, lumpectomies and radiation therapy following a breast cancer diagnosis. Her gentle approach and diverse skill-set has been beneficial for all age groups with the common goal of improving mobility and enhancing overall quality of life. Ashley wanted to empower patients to be an active participant in their own healing process and developed an educational workshop teaching the benefits of self-myofascial release using various tools and techniques that can be used in the clinic or home setting. In her personal life, Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband and her pets, being outdoors, traveling, reading, and ballroom dancing.
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Location Phone: 704-370-7773
1607 E. Morehead Street
Charlotte NC 28207
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Pink House Disclaimer...
Programs at Carolina Breast Friends should not be treated as a substitute for any treatment. The programs are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult your doctor if you're in any way concerned about Reiki, Myofasial Release, The Lymph System and Your Health, Oncology Massage, Working with Your New Body, Train for Life workshops and Healing Touch. These are complementary programs for breast cancer survivors.