Myofascial release is an approach of working with the connective tissue of the body. It’s designed to address and remove the restrictions of the fascia.
The result is restoration of mobility and fluidity of the tissue and return of previously inhibited functioning. Similarly to Rolfing®, myofascial release uses occasionally firm, but always perceptive touch to mobilise the fascia.
However, unlike Rolfing®, the approach of myofascial release is more intuitive and without the structure of 10 sessions with pre-defined goals and anatomical territories for each.
This makes it great if you want to address a particular issue, but are not sure if you want to commit to the whole Rolfing® 10 series.
What is Myofascial Release good for?
Myofascial Release is great for:
How does Myofascial Release work?
Fascia is an organ responsible for distributing tension through the body. It envelops every muscle, bone and organ, giving it shape and providing the environment for the nerves and vessels to function.
When all is well, a healthy fascia has sol-gel like qualities, providing a fluid suspension system that enables the flow of physiological processes. If, however, the fascial system is challenged either by trauma or a chronically induced strain, it tends to shorten and solidify, restricting the flow of fluids.
Eventually, the affected area becomes dehydrated and starved of nutrients, creating pain and restricting mobility. Myofascial release uses a skilful touch to mobilise and unravel these restrictions and gradually restore the flow of physiological information.
After an effective treatment, the tissues are hydrated and nourished so that the pain and stiffness subsides.
Contact me to book an appointment for myofascial release in St Albans or London.