Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release

Physical trauma, emotional trauma and poor posture all contribute to fascia – the connective tissue binding muscles, organs and other soft structures of the body – scarring and hardening. This can result in internal structures becoming misaligned, less cushioned and more inflexible which in turn can promote the degradation of nerves and blood & lymphatic vessels. Tension and pain can then mount in the affected area, because the fascial network is effectively twisted out of alignment three-dimensionally.

In some instances, pain can even be referred beyond the point of initial injury, to the extent that localised treatments will produce only limited or temporary results. Fascial restrictions won’t be revealed by CAT scans, MRIs or X-Rays, leading to many patients suffering from undiagnosed trauma.

Linda trained with a leading authority on fascia, sports therapist and author Ruth Duncan, to be able to provide myofascial release (or MFR). The name describes a process that utilises targeted gentle pressures, traction and positioning to coax muscles into relaxation. Adhesions in the fascial network are broken down as a consequence, relieving tension and letting the body return to being as flexible and mobile as nature intended.

Like in BodyTalk practice, myofascial release therapists approach your symptom(s) as one part of the equation, looking to get to the root of the problem by understanding the body and mind as a connected network. It has been proven popular and effective amongst sportspeople and performers, as well as those suffering from chronic, painful conditions such as Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.

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Here are some of the benefits of Myofascial Release:

  • Ease scar tissue
  • Ease aches and pains
  • Ease heavy leg syndrome
  • Release emotional trauma from injured areas
  • Can help with posture
  • Can help with whiplash
  • Can ease headaches and migraines
  • Increase flexibility
  • Release tension