What is fascia?
Fascia is the main connective tissue in the body. It surrounds every cell, muscle, bone, nerve and blood vessel, creating a three-dimensional web that spreads from head to toe.
What is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial Release is a form of bodywork that works to release areas where the fascia may be tight or stuck. The techniques are applied slowly to allow the fascia to soften, lengthen and release.
The practitioner will apply a steady, gentle pressure into the tissues, and then slowly start to stretch the tissue, gently holding it until a release in the tissues is felt. The techniques are not usually painful, but sometimes a mild burning or heat may be felt as the fascia releases.
What can Myofascial Release be used for?
Myofascial Release can help people with:
- chronic pain
- back ache and pelvic imbalance
- neck or shoulder pain and tension
- carpel tunnel syndrome and RSI
- general discomfort and muscular spasm
- sporting injuries
- frozen shoulder
What are the benefits of Myofascial Release?
Myofascial techniques can help us to unwind patterns, and create freedom of movement where we are stuck, removing the underlying causes of pain and stiffness. It can
- increase energy
- restore muscular function and postural alignment
- relieve physical and emotional strain
- increase awareness of holding and bracing patterns
- promote relaxation
- balance the body, mind and soul
- promote self-healing
Who is Myofascial Release suitable for?
Myofascial Release is an effective treatment for anyone suffering from the symptoms listed above. It can be of particular benefit for those who participate in sport, such as runners, as the treatment is highly effective in restoring muscular function and solving sports injuries.
Myofascial Release is also suitable for toddlers and children.