Myofascial release therapy:
Myofascial release is a specialised therapy that affects the restrictions within the fascial network. Myofascial release provides a sustained gentle pressure with the therapist hands for two to five minutes allowing the fascia to stretch naturally and return to its normal resting length restoring health and providing reduction in tension and pain.
What is the myofascial system?
Myo means ‘muscle’, and fascia means ‘band’.
Fascia is the three dimensional tissue web that surrounds every structure in the body; including ligaments, tendon, bone and organ.
Fascia restrictions do not show up on x-rays/ MRI’s.
How do I know if I have a myofascial restriction:
Have you ever had a trauma or injury?
Do you suffer from chronic pain?
Do you sit for prolonged periods of time?
Does inactivity create more discomfort?
Can you feel tight fibrous band when you touch certain muscles?
Trauma and fascia:
Following all physical and emotional traumas (i.e car accident, fall or stress) the body attempt to protect itself, and creates a dissociation of the event.
The energy and memory become trapped in the body. The body then walls of this area and surrounds it with layers of fascia. These tangible layers of fascia put pressure on nerves and muscle, eventually limiting movement and causing pain.
This causes the fascial network to lose its cushioning mechanisms and internal structures get pulled out of line. Which can causing pain, reduced range of motion and reduces muscle strength.
Self-myofascial release classes:
You will be taught to help release your own fascia using specific stretches, spiky balls and foam rollers.
For further information go to : http://www.myofascialrelease.co.uk/about/