What is Myofascial Release (MFR)

You may have heard of Myofascial release but maybe are unsure what it actually is. Here one of our resident therapists, Helen, explains what is is.

“Some people subscribe to the ‘no pain, no gain’ theory, but through my experience of treating many people over the years I believe that bodywork can be more effective when more subtle techniques are used, and these approaches can bring about the biggest positive changes to the body.

The fascial system is a continuous and uninterrupted 3D web throughout the body that feeds back to the central nervous system. Its function is like a shock absorber that gives us shape and helps us to resist stresses both internally and externally. As a continuous web, a restriction in one part of the body can lead to discomfort or pain in another part. Through trauma (either physical or emotional), poor posture, repetitive movements and surgeries, fascia can solidify and shorten causing distortions in the body.  Fascia will lay down extra collagen fibres along the lines of tension and because of its continuous nature, this can pull on other areas of the body causing pain and restriction of movement.

MFR techniques are safe, gentle and effective in getting positive and lasting results by freeing up myofascial restrictions to eliminate pain and restore function”

We blend this technique along with deep tissue and Swedish massage – if you are interested in this treatment please get it touch for further details.