Positional release is a form of complete body evaluation and treatment. It uses comfortable body positions and the release of tender points to relieve pain and discomfort. The main goal of the therapy is to improve the health and functioning of the body as a whole by correcting any imbalances of the musculoskeletal system.
Treatment sessions will usually only last half an hour in length. The exception to this is that the first session typically lasts an hour. This is because during the first session the therapist and patient will spend a little time getting to know one another and the therapist will be informed of the medical history of the patient. Most dysfunctions of the patient can be treated in just three to five sessions.
Positional Release helps to reduce pain in the ligaments, tendons and muscles, decreases joint pain, helps with reflux, and helps with irritable bowel syndrome. This is achieved by decreasing muscles spasms, ligament and tendon tension, pain, swelling, joint hypomobility, and increasing strength and circulation. Positional release is most effective for individuals whose pain is the result of a direct physical injury or dysfunction, for example Fibromyalgia.