By applying gentle, prolonged pressure to the fascia, it stretches out stiff areas all throughout the body.
MFR releases fascia that has become stuck, hardened and dehydrated. Restricted fascia and soft tissues lead to often undiagnosed pain, exhaustion and immune system dysfunctions.
Hardening of the fascia occurs due to physical or emotional trauma, so fascia is very important for our bodies…
What is fascia?
Fascia is like a web, reaching right through the body, surrounding muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, organs, lymph vessels, blood vessels and capillaries.
In the hydrated, healthy state, fascia has the ability to stretch and move without restriction.
Because fascia is continuous throughout the body, a restriction in one part will affect other parts of the body.
MFR can help relieve:
• Chronic pain
• Neck and back pain
• Headaches and migraines
• Jaw problems, TMJ
• Whiplash and other trauma
• Frozen shoulder
• Sports injuries
• ‘Pulled muscles’ and muscle tears
• Scar tissue and other adhesions
• RSI, carpal tunnel syndrome
• Plantar fasciitis, heel spurs
• ‘Tendonitis’ and bursitis
• Undiagnosed or generalised pain
• Stress-related muscular tension
• Emotional stress and fatigue associated with physical trauma
• Myofascial Pain Syndrome
• Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
In this massage technique, light pressure is placed directly on the skin (with no oils) and is sustained for 5-7 minutes.
It’s a very powerful technique that allows the body to release emotional and physical tension, when the tissue releases, the pressure is removed, allowing freedom from pressure and pain.
Myofascial Release Therapy softens muscles from the inside and helps restore movement.
It focuses on the fascia, which makes up approximately 80% of our bodies.
By relaxing contracted muscles, MFR eases skeletal muscle immobility and pain, improving blood and lymphatic circulation and increasing range of motion and flexibility.
I specialise In tailored massages depending on the clients’ needs. Massage is a wonderful tool that increases relaxation, helping the body-mind connection so important for the body’s healing process.
Massage aids clients to find their centre, also bringing balance into their life. Self-care and taking responsibility of their own health is paramount to the treatment, this can be achieved by incorporating certain exercises, postural changes and correcting bad habits.