What is fascia?
Fascia is connective tissue working three dimensional to connect every single muscle, bone, organ and nerve in our body. The human body framework is dependent on this network of connective tissue.
- It shapes and structures our bodies by wrapping, cushioning and supporting.
- Aids movement
- Helps to supply fluid and nutrition to tissues throughout the body
What can happen to fascia?
In response to injuries, poor posture, habitual movement patterns, inflammation, surgeries, physical and emotional trauma our fascia changes. Over time restrictions of the fascia spreads and this process causes loss in flexibility and movement, resulting in our posture to become inhibited. When damaged happens of any part of this network it can have negative stresses .
What is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) is a type of bodywork, a therapeutic approach working directly with fascial system in our body. A slow and gentle pressure enables the body’s tissue to reorganise without force, release physical restrictions and let the unconscious holding patterns unwind.
The restriction in the fascial matrix can be more free which can help reduce pain and discomfort. MFR is a great way to help manage pain in a natural and non-intrusive way.
We do not just need to be in pain to benefit from MFR, it can be a therapeutic way to connect with our body, promote relaxation and gain physical and emotional well-being.
Benefits of Myofascial Release
Myofascial Release can be a treatment for anyone, it can be extremely therapeutic and often very relaxing for the body and mind. There are a number of benefits why to receive MFR;
- Promotion of relaxation and well-being
- Can help reduce or eliminate pain and discomfort
- Improve muscle function and joint movement
- Enable emotional release
- Increase proprioception
- General increase of health and well-being
- Connection to our body
Conditions That Respond Well to Myofascial Release
MFR is great to receive for anybody, to re-balance the body and aid postural issues. Below are some of the conditions MFR responds well to;
- Chronic Pain
- Lower Back Pain
- Hip pain and pelvic imbalances
- Sciatica and piriformis syndrome
- Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue
- Frozen should, rotator cuff injuries
- Neck and shoulder pain and tension
- TMJ and jaw issues
- Headache, tiredness and brain fog