Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective manual therapy technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the fascial restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests.

Examples of pain one would experience with fascial
restrictions include:

– Back Pain
– Headaches
– Sciatica
– Numbness & tingling in the extremities
TMJ (Jaw pain)

Each treatment is performed directly on the skin without oils or creams which enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.

Clothing Recommendations
Patients are encouraged to wear loose fitted clothing (i.e. tank top and shorts or, if they are comfortable, under garments).

One-on-One Therapy Sessions
The sessions are hands-on treatments which include Myofascial Release techniques and the promoting of independence through education in self-treatment techniques, body mechanics, strength & flexibility and postural awareness. The goal is to work together to decrease pain and return you to enjoyable activities.

Contact the Rehabilitation Department
If you or someone you know would benefit from this effective manual therapy approach, you may connect with the Rehabilitation Department by calling the number provided below.


Snoqualmie Hospital Rehabilitation Clinic
Service provided at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital
9801 Frontier Avenue SE, Snoqualmie, WA 98065
t 425-831-2376 (for initial appointment)  f 425-831-3071
Hours: By Appointment







Amanda Schaefer, PTA, LMP 
Physical Therapist Assistant & Licensed Massage Therapist

Amanda started her training at Macomb Community College earning her associates degree in Physical Therapy, and then later obtained her Massage License from Ananda Massage School in Port Townsend, WA. Her career began as a Traveling Therapist, affording the opportunity to work her way across the US in various settings such as Acute Cardio-Pulmonary Recovery, Pediatric and Adult Neuro/Physical Rehabilitation and Outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapy until she eventually settled in the Seattle area.

She is passionate about helping others achieve greater mobility with decreased musculoskeletal pain by blending advanced John Barnes Myofascial Release techniques with functional exercise, stretching and postural awareness.  She enjoys snowboarding, hiking and exercising with her Pet Partner Therapy Dog, Sprite.

To reach Amanda directly, call        425-831-3755.