Myo Fascial Release
What is MyoFascia?
The word myofascia comes from Latin; ‘myo’ means muscle and ‘fascia’ means band and is classed as a soft tissue along with muscles, tendons and ligaments.
The Fascial system is described as a continuous 3D web of connective tissue which holds the body together by interpenetrating everything in it. Injury, surgery, repeated movements, poor posture and stress can result in fibres within the continuous web of fascia to become stuck or tangled.
Because of its uninterrupted structure connecting the whole body from head to toe like the yarn of a sweater, any tightness in one area of the body can result in problems elsewhere. The predominant symptoms are musculo-skeletal pain and stiffness.
What is MyoFascial Release?
The aim of an MFR treatment is to release tightness, reduce nagging short term or long term aches and pains and restore movement. It is a safe and very effective hands-on technique which involves applying very gentle sustained pressure to affected areas which when releasing, feels like tight layers of fascia are unsticking to become longer and softer.
The treatment can leave you feeling relaxed and more aware of your body; providing affected parts the environment to continue the effects of treatment and heal from within.