IFT practitioners are trained to three-dimensionally engage the affected fascia meeting the resistance of the damaged tissue and waiting for it to release. Fascial practitioners never force or tear through the tissues but instead work with the tissues, unloading the fascial restriction, and in turn achieving, better and longer-lasting results. Your IFT practitioner will assess and find where the fascia is stuck or not functioning properly, and then regain the quality of the tissues allowing them to glide and slide or move properly with the surrounding tissues creating a better environment for healing, movement and therefore recovery from the dysfunction. It is important to understand that fascia is woven into every aspect of our body so to achieve a proper release of a muscle or any other tissue, we need to first release its connective tissue counterpart. If you are looking for a different approach, Integrative Facial Techniques will provided you with an effective combination of Massage Therapy with an osteopathic approach, getting to the root of your issues and on the road to recovery.