I provide Myofascial Release treatments to rehabilitate injury, improve performance and to improve posture. By improving posture the body can work more efficiently and as it was designed to do. This can eliminate a chain reaction of compensation leading to more serious injuries and uneven wearing of joints causing more problems as we get older. With more and more people working at a desk or performing repetitive movements as part of their daily lives there are considerably more people developing common postural problems. Do you have (or know someone) that has ‘rounded shoulders’ is ‘hunched forward’ has ‘lower back pain’ and ‘tight neck and shoulders’? These few symptoms (there are often more) are a few that can be brought on by working in front of a computer! This is a very common problem that can be corrected through Myofascial Release techniques.
I have also had many clients wanting to correct posture to ‘look better’. Many of these clients have wanted better posture for important events such as weddings; those photos will be with you forever.
What is Myofascial Release?
Fascia is located between the skin and the underlying structure of muscle and bone. It is a seamless web of connective tissue (like a 3-D cling film) that covers and connects the muscles, organs, and skeletal structures in our body. Muscle and fascia are united forming the myofascia system. Myofascial release refers to the manual massage technique for stretching the fascia and releasing bonds between fascia and integument, muscles, and bones, with the goal of eliminating pain, increasing range of motion and balancing the body. The fascia is manipulated, directly or indirectly, allowing the connective tissue fibres to reorganise themselves in a more flexible, functional fashion.
Injuries, stress, inflammation, trauma, and poor posture can cause restriction to fascia. Since fascia is an interconnected web, the restriction or tightness to fascia at one place can with time spread to other places in the body like a pull in a sweater. The goal of myofascial release is to release fascia restriction and restore its tissue health.