For the Manual Therapist
If we continue on with our theme of the onion layers, we see how attempting to ‘dig’ deep to achieve release for the sake of release alone, we may be moving our clients away from integration and towards an unstable and unsustainable state. Working with the appropriate Myofascial structures (layers) allow the therapist a great opportunity to introduce lasting change to a client.
Within any therapeutic intervention it is necessary to remember:
Do not remove something at a local level if you haven’t got something better to put in its place.
Too often therapists seek random local changes without looking at the larger implications that can come from release work. Consider the ‘long game’ approach and how you (the manual therapist) can add to structure and therefore function with every intervention.