Testimonials on ”MOBILITY FREEDOM TECHNIQUE“ Trigger Point/Fascia sessions
Bailey is 17 years old and experienced what we assumed was shoulder injury in a basketball game, and it was further aggravated by continuing to play with it for 3 weeks. We originally saw a physical therapist that took her through diagnostics to be sure it wasn’t separated. His treatment option was to take her through 4 weeks of traditional therapy before she could play again. This was very discouraging because we were right in the middle of basketball season. Brad offered to take a look and see what help he could provide. On the first morning we went in, she could barely raise her straightened arm above chest level without considerable pain. He explained everything to her (and me ) as he worked on her, a continual dialogue that made her comfortable and helped her understand why he was doing what he was doing. It also helped Brad determine more precisely where the actual injury was. At the end of this first session, she was able to raise her arm comfortably all the way above her head. We followed up with ozone injections and then another session and she was able to play fully in the next game. Bailey asked for a couple more sessions over the next 2 weeks to work out a few sore areas, each time having considerable improvement until she had complete range of motion pain free. The fact that she asked for these sessions was impressive to me because I knew she was comfortable and it was effective. We were impressed with the technique and its logic, along with Brad’s knowledge and sweet care for Bailey.
Last April, just days before my daughter’s State Tennis Tournament, she developed a constant pain in her foot preventing her from being able to fully walk or run on it. After only two “MOBILITY FREEDOM TECHNIQUE” treatments to her foot, ankle and leg, the pain was completely gone, and she was able to bring home the TAPPS State Tennis championship. Without Brad’s treatment and help, she would not have been able to play at all. Since then, she has had no reoccurrence or symptom of the foot problem. - Donna Wilcox
SO good!! I slept last night for the first time in years without waking from discomfort. Amazing the difference ”MOBILITY FREEDOM TECHNIQUE“ made! I can’t wait to do it again a few more times and get myself into a good, healthy balance. 🙂 C. H.
So, today I tried ”MOBILITY FREEDOM TECHNIQUE“ sessions, instead of going to the chiropractor, for my back pain...and it was awesome.
Thank you Brad! J.R.
My name is Pam Klotz and I have an amazing story to share with anyone who has lived with pain and not able to get any relief from it. I have had the pleasure of meeting Brad Offutt from heart and soul yoga. I had heard about him through friends that attended his ”MOBILITY FREEDOM TECHNIQUE“ sessions. I did not realize he did something called ”MOBILITY FREEDOM TECHNIQUE“ , so I asked him if he could help me with my neck because I walked into my horse trailer, and about knocked myself out. Well this was the start of a life changing event that has now lead me to a pain free lifestyle. His ”MOBILITY FREEDOM TECHNIQUE“ was so amazing I asked him if he could help me with my hip. I broke my hip four years ago in a horse accident. I have tried every "treatment" available to me even pain meds. All did not help me with the constant pain and aggravation of hindering my lifestyle. Riding horses is my job and I also am an avid runner. Now here comes Brad to the rescue, last week we started the ”MOBILITY FREEDOM TECHNIQUE“ on my hip. With ONE session I was walking and riding and running pain free!!!! He is my miracle worker❤️. We are going to continue with a session per week not only for my hip but my entire body. I have spent thousands of dollars to try to get this issue resolved with no relief. Brad did it for 50$. If anyone who is reading this lives with the pain I did I urge you to call Brad and let him work his magic, you won't regret it, and it may just change your life like it did mine!!
Why have i not known about this all my life???
D ”MOBILITY FREEDOM TECHNIQUE“ with brad has been unbelievably awesome! So relaxing and peaceful. Left me feeling like jello. Pretty sure I’ve stretched areas that have never been stretched before! The compression is incredible. So relaxing! Who knew?!
If you haven’t done it....you’re missing out on a wonderful experience. By far better than other modalities.... Thank you Brad for another one of your many talents.
With love SC
I can attest to “MOBILITY FREEDOM TECHNIQUE” extraordinary benefits too.
John Author Martinez
check out what ”MOBILITY FREEDOM TECHNIQUE“ can do to help really open up and pain, tightness or soreness!!!! Brad Offutt has worked his “magic” on me & I felt such a surge of relief from this....I’m a true believer!!! S.F.
I want to give feedback letting people know how AMAZING this service is. I suffer from severe pain in my right side especially my right SI joint and hip flexor. I have tried years of many things such as ”MOBILITY FREEDOM TECHNIQUE“ and chiropractor alignments. Yoga helped the most but when Brad Offutt brought this RebelThai style ”MOBILITY FREEDOM TECHNIQUE “ into my world I was completely transformed!!! I had never had that amount of relief from anything I had tried prior. Brad is definitely talented when it comes to ”MOBILITY FREEDOM TECHNIQUE“ & this offer is incredible. Be prepared to breathe and feel better than you ever have before!!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 kudos to you for offering this Brad!!!!
One session with Brad and I'm hooked! His understanding of the body and movement combined with his caring energy left me feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
I feel phenomenal and I'll make sure to drink more water. You helped my my body to release a lot of junk. Now to cleanse it, right? 🙂
I will certainly spread the word about your talent and magic ”MOBILITY FREEDOM TECHNIQUE“ 😀
Brad, thank you so much. And I feel super energized. Awesome stuff!
Just FYI, I felt great all day. No soreness as I expected. Also, I got an ozone injection in my shoulder today so we’ll see what that does. Thanks for all you do Brad!!
Call to schedule an appointment today. 830.693.9355
60 min session $ 90
90 min session $125
120 min session $150
Most Popular 5x 90 min sessions good for up to 12 months $550 ($75 savings)
What is Fascia Video
Why choose me as your partner in bodywork therapy?
In short if you are experiencing pain or chronic pain. Chronic Pain is defined as pain lasting 6 months or longer.
The reasons you should consider seeing me in a “Mobility Freedom Technique” session include: Through my trainings, travels and personal experiences from around the world I have developed a treatment I call the “Mobility Freedom Technique”. I have had the pleasure of studying, receiving and learning healing techniques from many of the very best therapist/healers from around the world. I have also learned through my personal experiences that have included many different styles and modalities for reducing and healing my personal chronic pain syndrome symptoms. Through the experience of my personal chronic pain, I have developed a technique that employs what I consider to be the best of the best treatment techniques. These techniques have been derived from a multitude of modalities that helped me personally to reduce and/or alleviate my chronic pain symptoms. Your pain experience may include joints, nerves and/or muscles that have limited your mobility freedom experience. Pain experienced in the body (joints, muscles and nerves) is a treatable symptom and may not require surgery even if you have been told you are “bone on bone” and confirmed by an MRI or Xray. I believe that, “bone on bone” may be a symptom or even a result of a chronic dysfunctional movement pattern. And with proper treatment the human body has the ability to recover and heal. Mobility Freedom Technique client results include relief from chronic pain. The techniques utilized include (but are not limited to) compression, mobilization, muscle stripping, vibration, relaxation and assisted stretches along with many other instrumental devices including “Gua Sha”, tuk sen, vibration tools and others. Many of my clients experience a lasting reduction of chronic pain symptoms in 1-15 treatments. During the session clients often report feeling better and even pain relief. For more information regarding the “Mobility Freedom Technique” please go to rebelthaimassage.com
What I treat - pain (anywhere in the body, for any reason), loss of physical function, loss of physical strength, imbalances in posture and skeletal alignment, scar tissue, and restrictions in physical capacity. The source of pain is either joint, muscle, nerve, and / or fascia, and my therapy encompasses all of these tissues.
When I treat - my technique helps for acute injury and is especially helpful for chronic musculoskeletal conditions.
How I treat - I developed “Mobility Freedom Technique” from training in multiple modalities, having had the pleasure of studying, receiving, and combining healing techniques from many of the very best therapist / healers from around the world. I use compression, mobilization, muscle stripping, vibration, relaxation, assisted stretches, and other techniques, depending upon the individual. Instrumental devices that assist in improved outcomes include gua sha, tuk sen, vibration tools, and others.
Why I treat - I am compelled to help others find pain relief as I have experienced significant chronic pain myself. Through my own personal experiences, I have gained even more knowledge about pain and its consequences. My clients often experience pain reduction after the first session and have ongoing improvement and pain relief over 1 - 15 sessions, which are individualized. Most tell me that they feel better with the first movements after an intervention session in other ways, such as better range of motion, decreased restriction sensation, and / or decreased or resolved muscle spasms or knots.
What is Fascia?
Heart & Souls Approach to Fascia - At Heart & Soul we have a unique fascia-based therapeutic method, based on new scientific discoveries in fascia research, which are changing our view of human anatomy, and therefore our approach and treatment of orthopedic and chronic pain conditions.
You know the skeletal system; you know the muscular system…meet the fascia system, which connects the skeletal system to the muscular system. This is why we also refer to fascia as connective tissue. It connects everything together, holding together the human body. The fascia is the 3-D spider web of fibrous, gluey proteins that binds those cells all together in their proper placement.
Fewer people are talking about fascia as the key to unlock chronic pain and orthopedic conditions. In fact, fascia has been relatively ignored, in fact, it doesn’t even show up on MRIs, CT scans or x-rays. Therefore, imaging may not show the whole picture. At Heart & Soul Therapy, we see fascia as the roadmap to creating success for our patients in pain.
Fascinating Fascia Facts
Fascia has 6 to 10 times more sensory nerves then muscle.
Genetics determine only what proteins (fascia) are able to be manufactured. The local environment of how you use your body determines how they are arrayed from day to day.
Fascia protein fibers organize themselves depending on the forces that go through them. This organization is dictated by your posture, habits and athletic endeavors.
The fascia net responds and distributes forces as a whole not just locally. This means the restriction in your calf can literally cause your neck pain, or in other words, your low back pain might be coming from a restriction across at the opposite hip.
Trauma, injury, inflammatory responses, postural patterns and/or surgical procedures can create fascia restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures.
“Fascia is the biological fabric that holds the human body together, the connective tissue network. Your body is made up of about 70 trillion cells— neurons, muscle cells, epithelia—all humming in relative harmony. The fascia is the 3-D spider web of fibrous, gluey proteins that binds those cells all together in their proper placement.” (Anatomy Trains, Thomas Myers)
Fascia has been relatively ignored. For literally hundreds of years of anatomical dissection, fascia has simply been cut out and thrown into the waste bin. To add to the confusion, fascia does NOT show up in MRIs, CT scans or X-rays.
We can now start to understand why chronic pain conditions, which use diagnostics such as imaging may not have the full picture, which goes a long way towards explaining why some chronic pain will just not go away for even decades or years even though the musculoskeletal system is addressed/treated. This information in no way invalidates musculoskeletal involvement MRIs or X-rays. This new information simply gives us a missing piece of the chronic pain puzzle. It gives us a big-picture approach helping quite literally to connect the dots.
DID YOU KNOW MRI's CAN BE MISLEADING
If you take people without back pain and put them through an MRI or CT scan, you get some surprising results.
% of Population that have disk degeneration
37% of 20 year olds
80% of 50 year olds
96% of 80 year olds
% Have Bulging Disks
30% of 20 year olds
60% of 50 year olds
84% of 80 year olds
UNDERSTANDING CHRONIC PAIN
Chronic pain (especially chronic back and neck pain) is practically an epidemic in our society; why are so many people suffering? We believe people experience chronic pain because they are chronically doing things that are harmful to them, and often times are not even aware of it.
Unbalanced postural habits, prolonged sitting, physical trauma such as an accident or a fall, and a fitness industry focused on aesthetics as opposed to function, have resulted in people thinking and feeling that pain is just a normal part of life and aging.
Heart & Soul offers clients the opportunity to take back the control over their bodies, and positively affect their quality of life; both short term and long term.
The reason Heart & Soul has been effective for so many people, is because our clients literally change their lives, the way they stand, sit, walk, run, get in and out of a chair, hit a golf ball or lift weights. They realize, with our guidance, what they had been doing that resulted in pain, and have chosen to take an active role in changing their reality.
Heart & Soul Therapy addresses the whole body, we take a look at your structure from head to toes, in order to make sure we are not simply addressing a symptom, but looking to address the root cause. You are not a “Rotator Cuff” a “Herniated Disc” a “Sciatica” or “Plantar Fasciitis.” Nothing in the human body exists nor functions by itself; rather it interacts reacts and balances in a beautifully intricate way with the rest of you. Clients receive a comprehensive assessment in both static and dynamic positions. Simple movement interventions are carefully applied along with postural, gait and functional reeducation.
Clients are given simple self-care homework exercises between sessions. Each session we reevaluate if our last interventions have proven successful, indicated by the client experiencing a steady reduction or disappearance of pain.
The first two to three sessions include postural and movement reeducation along with developing the client’s self-care protocol (homework). Once the client has his or her self-care protocol and is regularly implementing the protocol in a daily routine, the next sessions focus on slow and precise fascial corrections, applied by the therapist. These fascial corrections help speed up the healing process and make the client’s self-care protocol even more effective.
If you would like to take an active role in your wellbeing and want to take back control of your body… Heart & Soul Therapy is THE method for you.
WE CAN HELP YOU WITH A WAY OUT
Imagine living the rest of your life feeling at ease and at home in your mind and body.
The reason you feel stuck or struggle to heal quickly when pain, injury or trauma happen is because you haven’t learned how to confront - and heal - yourself. This isn’t your fault. Most of us weren't taught this.
We’ve been taught to believe other people know more about our bodies, hearts and minds than us, and maybe most dangerous of all: that pain is something to be afraid of.
Pain is nothing more than a sign we are OUT OF INTEGRITY somewhere: physically, mentally, emotionally. You already possess - right now - the wisdom and ingredients you need to bring yourself into alignment: mind, body and spirit.
I want to see you confident and unafraid of adversity, because the truth is:
What are Trigger Points
By Steven Hefferon, PTA, CMT
Research by Drs. Janet Travell and David Simons, authors of “The Trigger Point Manual,” has shown that trigger points are the primary cause of pain at least 75 percent of the time and are a factor in nearly every painful condition. Learn more about trigger point therapy by this link: Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points, a type of muscle stiffness, are the result of tiny contraction knots that develop in muscle and tissue when an area of the body is injured or overworked. Trigger points are something traditional doctors ignore, but they could be the one thing that has been overlooked in your case for years, if not decades.
A hallmark of trigger points is something called “referred” pain. This means that trigger points typically send their pain to some other place in the body, which is why conventional treatments for pain so often fail. Many health care practitioners wrongly assume that the problem is located where the pain is and therefore fail to assess the body correctly to find the cause of your pain.
I’m going to give you some valuable information about trigger points that I hope will encourage you to consider the possibility that trigger points may be the missing link in your quest for relief.
What triggers a trigger point
Trigger points can occur as a result of muscle trauma (from car accidents, falls, sports- and work-related injuries, etc.), muscle strain from repetitive movements at work or play, postural strain from standing or sitting improperly for long periods at the computer, emotional stress, anxiety, allergies, nutritional deficiencies, inflammation, and toxins in the environment. A single event can initiate a trigger point, and you can suffer the effects for the rest of your life if that trigger point is not addressed properly.
Why trigger points cause trouble
Your body’s instinctive reaction to a harmful “event” is to protect itself. It does that by altering the way you move, sit, or stand, which puts abnormal stress on your muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. This produces strength and flexibility imbalances in your muscles, as well as postural dysfunctions throughout your body.
Click Here to Learn How to Self Treat Trigger Points from Home
If that were not bad enough, your blood flow can become restricted and when that happens both your peripheral and central nervous systems will start to send out those “referred” pain signals, making assessment and treatment even trickier. That’s why some experts believe that trigger points are the beginning stage of fibromyalgia. Can things get even worse? Keep reading.
Here’s why you may be suffering
To better illustrate the process, here’s an example of how one trigger point in one muscle can cause back pain, sciatica, or a herniated disc. The most common place for a trigger point is in the muscle of the lower back called the quadratus lumborum (QL), which is located just above your hips. Regardless of what kind of event sparks the trigger point, your QL will gradually become dysfunctional – that is, the QL will tighten and shorten. And as you limit its use, it will weaken.
As the QL becomes increasingly dysfunctional, it will alter the position of the pelvis. As the pelvis becomes dysfunctional, it will force the spine into an abnormal curvature that will put abnormal pressure on the disc. Over time, the disc will begin to bulge. This situation will get progressively worse, affecting your overall quality of life. Depression often follows. All of this from a single event that occurred in one moment in time.
How do you know if you have trigger points
Everyone has trigger points; the question is degree. If you have lingering pain, tightness, or restriction of certain movements, it is a good bet that you are experiencing the effects of a trigger point. Trigger points may produce symptoms as diverse as dizziness, earaches, sinusitis, nausea, heartburn, false heart pain, heart arrhythmia, genital pain, and numbness in the hands and feet.
Trigger points can bring on headaches, neck and jaw pain, low back pain, sciatica, tennis elbow, and carpal tunnel syndrome – you name it. They are the source of joint pain in the shoulder, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle that is often mistaken for arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, or ligament injury. If you think this is overkill, I suggest you read the book “Why We Hurt: A Complete Physical & Spiritual Guide to Healing Your Chronic Pain,” by Dr. Greg Fors, in which he explains precisely why so many different conditions are rooted in trigger points.
Here are a few more symptoms you should know about: If you have restless leg syndrome, you have TPs; if your teeth hurt, you have TPs; if your workouts have plateaued, you have TPs; if you have painful menses or irritable bowel syndrome, you have TPs.
How does Trigger Point Therapy work
Simply rubbing the surface of the skin with a massage lotion, a vibrating massager – or using heat – will not change the tissue of a single trigger point. What it needs is sufficient deep sustained pressure to the “knotted-up area.” As you work the Trigger Point, your body will undergo soft tissue release, allowing for increased blood flow, a reduction in muscle spasm, and the break-up of scar tissue. It will also help remove any build-up of toxic metabolic waste.
Your body will also undergo a neurological release, reducing the pain signals to the brain and resetting your neuromuscular system to restore its proper function. In other words, everything will again work the way it should.
How long does it take to get relief
The length of time it takes to release a trigger point depends on several factors, one of which is how long you have had your trigger point. Other factors include the number of trigger points you have, how effective your current treatment is, and how consistently you can administer or receive treatment.
Even if you are lucky enough to find a clinician who can properly assess your condition – let alone treat trigger points – it can be time-consuming and costly to pay someone to completely release all the primary, latent, and myofascial trigger points you may have in your body. You can try going to a massage therapist, but trigger points are very fickle; they need to be addressed daily using a technique that will apply the pinpoint pressure that is needed. Most likely it will be impractical to see a massage therapist frequently enough to get a trigger point to release.
An approach that makes sense
The basic idea is simple. First of all, a trigger point is only about the size of a mustard seed, which is one of the tiniest of all seeds. The idea is to put sustained pressure on the area for a set period of time on a regular basis. There are a number of techniques out there that you can employ to do this. The bottom line is that you need to take the initiative.
“There is no substitute for learning to control your own musculoskeletal pain,” says Dr. Simons. “Treating myofascial trigger points yourself addresses the source of that kind of common pain and is not just a way of temporarily relieving it.” In other words, you can fix your own trigger points better than anyone else – once and for all. Dr. Simons has it exactly right: You must educate yourself about your condition and then apply what you’ve learned. This runs counter to today’s conventional wisdom, which says that whenever we have a health issue, we should find someone to take care of the problem for us.
What I’m saying here is that you need to take responsibility for managing your own care. From time to time, of course, you may find you need help from medical professionals. But even so, the more you know, the better care you’re going to receive. This is naturally going to require some time and effort on your part, but the payoff will be faster with far better results.
HEART AND SOUL YOGA & Ashiatsu Massage hot yoga • (830) 693.9355 • 707 3RD STREET, MARBLE FALLS, TX 78654 yoga studio Burnet Spicewood
BEST MASSAGE MARBLE FALLS Best Ashiatsu massage in marble falls and Best Thai Massage in Marble Falls