“Don’t treat isolated parts of the body – everything is connected!”
Fascia is a connective tissue which extends continuously from the head to toes, surrounding and connecting every organ, tissue and cell of the body.
Every part of your body is connected by fascia!
Myofascia is the fascia related to your muscles. It forms a 3-dimensional web within and around each muscle which in turn connects with the myofascia around every muscle in your body.
“Every muscle in your body is connected by myofascia!”
The fascia can be damaged by physical or mental stress, injury or illness.
It becomes dehydrated and more solid and shortens forming restrictions. These restrictions can cause symptoms by putting pressure on the sensitive structures that the fascia surrounds.
Restrictions pull your body out of alignment and prevent it from moving freely. Because the fascia is continuous, restrictions in one part of your body will affect the posture and movement throughout your body.
“Where you get your symptoms is unlikely to be the cause of the problem!”
Myofascial release is a safe and effective hands-on technique that applies gentle sustained pressure and movement to release tight areas in the myofascial tissues throughout the body. It aims to remove pressure from pain-sensitive structures and free restrictions so that the body can move effortlessly without pain.
Pressure and movement are applied very slowly and gently and held for at least five minutes. Initially you may just feel a slight pressure. As the fascia slowly stretches you may gradually feel a range of sensations from mild pulling to more intense symptoms and then often a pleasant feeling of relaxation or movement as the fascia releases.
It is common to feel sensations in other areas of the body as well because the fascia is continuous throughout the body.
We discuss your current problems, your medical history and anything from the past that may be causing them
We look at your posture to see if any parts of your body are being pulled out of alignment
We check the movements of parts of your body which might be causing problems
We feel for any painful, solid and restricted areas in the fascia in different parts of the body
We use myofascial release to treat any areas of the body that could be causing your symptoms
We design a plan with exercises and techniques for you to work on releasing your myofascial restrictions and address anything that may be causing your symptons
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This depends on how many problems you have, how long you have had them and what is causing them. Most people notice improvements after one session but need a few sessions for lasting benefits. You may need more sessions if you have longstanding or multiple problems. It helps to have a couple of sessions fairly close together and then spread out to suit you and allow time for your homework.
The first session is normally 90 minutes and follow up sessions 60 minutes.