Myofascial Release

What is Myofascia Release Treatment?

Myofascial release is a gentle, hands-on technique that works deeply into the body to ease chronic pain and restore alignment and mobility to muscles and joints.

Myofascial release benefits both the most sensitive clients with chronic pain conditions and those with deep tissue restrictions from injury and overuse.  Plus it is very relevant and effective for sporting performance.

Fascia is the main connective tissue that surrounds our muscles, tendons, ligaments, organs, bones and blood vessels,  In latin "Myo" means muscles and "fascia" means band.  Our fascia creates one 3D tensional matrix from head to toe.  Like other soft tissues it can be damaged by injury, overuse, surgery, stress or thwarted inflammatory responses and can lead to myofascial restrictions and produce a huge tensile strength on pain-sensitive structures throughout the entire fascial matrix, inhibiting the healing process.

Myofascial Release (MFR) techniques focus on releasing each individual patient's unique soft tissue barriers, feeling for adhesions, tightness and restrictions in any part of the body which might be causing pain or disfunction.  These areas may not always be where you are feeling pain, as MFR is based on the entire fascial matrix.

MFR techniques are relevant for all parts of the body, from the feet and legs to the pelvis, sacrum and spine up to the temples, jaw (including intra-oral work).  Muscles are our powerhouses of movement and posture and MFR aims to restore muscle function and balance.

MFR involves hands-on techniques, using slow, sustained pressure, treating the different layers and structures of the body, following the ebb and flow of the body’s tissues and feeling for how much pressure to use and for how long in order to encourage tissue change and softening but without force.  This is the kineasthetic touch and allows body wide change and tissue reorganisation as well as offering a platform for emotional release and trauma resolve.

I am 4/5 through completing a Clinical Myofascial Diploma with the esteemed Myofascial Release UK.