Myofascial Release Therapy
Myofascial Release (MFR)
Myofascial Release (myo=muscle, fascial=band) is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle, sustained pressure into myofascial tissue restrictions to reduce tension and pain as well as restore movement.
Fascia is a connective soft tissue network, which covers us from the top of our heads to the tips of our toes. It weaves as a continuous web around and through every muscle, organ and cell in our bodies. When healthy and unrestricted, it provides support and protection for our body. However, fascial restrictions can be caused by trauma, repetitive motion or any type of stress on our bodies (physical or emotional). As fascia is one continuous connected structure, restrictions in one area of our body can create tension and pain somewhere else entirely.
Myofascial release uses a holistic approach to assess each client individually, consider their symptoms and structure a treatment to suit their needs. It is performed directly onto skin without the use of oils or creams. This allows the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate sustained pressure to facilitate fascial release thus restoring balance.
Myofascial release can help with the following conditions (amongst many others);
- Back, neck and shoulder pain
- Lower back and pelvic pain/imbalance
- Hip, knee and ankle pain
- Sciatic pain
- Sacroiliac joint issues
- Vertebral rotations/ functional scoliosis
- Disc impingement syndrome
- Migraines and headaches
- Jaw pain
- Digestion and elimination issues
- Plantar fasciitis
The first session will last for 90 mins and includes a full consultation, postural assessment and treatment. Follow up sessions will be 60 or 90 mins as required. Clients are usually treated in their underwear however some prefer to bring shorts or sports top/bra.
Who delivers Myofascial Release?
Lesley McAuley and Andrea Lagunas. Read more about them here.