Massage - Myofascial Therapy
Myofascial Therapy has the benefit of working deep into the layers of restriction around muscles, organs, bones, and other structures of the body which cannot be felt using other techniques.
This allows for far-reaching effects sometimes days after your treatment.
The treatment involves long, steady stretching of different areas of the body, working with firm and deepening pressure into muscles and affecting other structures such as bony placement, and organ function to allow them to return to optimal performance.
'Myofascial' refers to muscle and its fascia. The most interesting aspect of the fascial system is that it is one structure that exists from head to toe without interruption.
In its normal healthy state, it has the ability to stretch and move, when restricted it is like having a 'run in your jumper'. As your practitioner unlocks the fascia which covers every muscle, bone, nerve, artery, vein, and internal organ including the heart, lungs, brain and spinal cord it releases tension and restores movement.
Fascia is a very densely woven connective tissue interconnected throughout the body. Should the fascial coverings be tight then the muscles | organs it contains are also restricted. This can be the key that allows you to achieve and maintain ongoing relief.
When we experience injury, scarring, or inflammation, the fascia loses its pliability (movement). It becomes tight and a source of tension to the rest of the body. Trauma, such as a fall, whiplash, surgery, or habitual poor posture over time and repetitive stress injuries have a cumulative effect.
In Myofascial Treatment, we sink into the tissues of the body tracking and monitoring their movement, restrictions & then work with the body to release, and unwind these areas without force.
- Post-operative - wonderful for reducing scar tissue
- Inflammation / Swelling
- Neck & shoulder pain or stiffness (Head Forward Posture)
- Stress, Anxiety, Panic Attacks
- Post-trauma (car accident, whiplash)
- Pelvic imbalances (torsion, rotation, pelvic tilt)
- Disc compression
- Menopausal symptoms
- Arm / Leg stiffness & pain
- Increase range of movement of limbs and at joints
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Scoliosis (functional)
- Compartment Syndromes eg Shinsplints