What is it and what can it do for me?
Myofascial release refers to a series of techniques designed to release areas of fascial restriction.
The techniques work by releasing one by one restrictions throughout the whole body giving relief to many aches and pains in one treatment.It brings about permanent change in the tissues so that the results will last longer than conventional massage treatments. Postural changes can occur so that symptoms do not keep re-occurring.
What conditions can Myofascial Release help with?
- Sporting injuries
- Acute injuries that might be too painful for regular massage
- Frozen shoulder
- Pelvic misalignment
- Postural irregularities
- Pelvic pain
- Irritable Bowel syndrome
- Plantar fascitis, night cramps
- Chronic pain
- Complex pain conditions as the result of physical or emotional trauma
- Unexplained muscular pain
- Carpal tunnel type symptoms/ RSI
- Sacroiliac joint pain/low back lumbar pain
- Sacroiliac dysfunction
- RSD, CRPS, Fibromyalgia
What is a treatment like?
Treatment approaches vary according to the condition you present with. Mostly you will be lying down on my heated couch covered with a cotton sheet blanket. I'l use a variety of different techniques by applying gentle traction to a large area of the body eg back, hamstrings, arms or leg.
Once a release is felt I will follow the fascial restrictions as they start to ease. Communication is important to ensure you are comfortable with any sensations or emotions that arise throughout the treatment.
Sensations from tingling, tightness, heat, cold and sometimes emotions or old memories can occur. I am trained to guide you safely through anything that may occur so that you feel secure at all times. A sense of intense relaxation and an improved sense of freedom, energy and ease within the body are some of the sensations reported by clients.
How many treatments will I need?
This very much depends on your medical history but usually around 6 hours or less can bring a reduction in pain and ease of symptoms.
What do Myofascial restrictions feel like?
They can feel like a dull, deep ache within muscles or more sharp and stabbing. There can also be a sense of heaviness like an armour in some cases.
Is it suitable for me?
We can discuss this together but usually it is suitable for most people.
Please feel free to call me to discuss further this fascinating treatment if you'd like to know more.
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