Fascia is your protective and connective tissue which surrounds, supports, separates and protects every organ of the body. You can think of your fascia as being like cling film wrapped around and between all your body’s inner parts. If that ‘cling film’ is tight, restricted, brittle or damaged in any way, then extremely high pressures are placed on pain sensitive structures that do not reveal themselves in any standard hospital screening tests.
Myofascial release is often a solution to those painful and debilitating conditions that are hard to diagnose in the traditional way, fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome being two notables.
Needless to say, tight or damaged fascia in one part of your body (say the back) can be the source of pain and restricted movement in another (say the legs). This is an all too common scenario involving fascia throughout the body, both for the sports person and non-sports person.
Fascia all too easily become adhered to the muscles it surrounds, restricting what the muscles can achieve. Our myofascial release techniques are aimed at slowly releasing bound myofascia to enable your muscles to regain their flexibility and range of movement free from pain.
If you wish, you can research what fascia inside the body looks like. We will refrain from including such photos on this website though.
When performing myofascial release techniques, no massage oil is used. This helps us to detect myofascial restrictions more easily. It also allows us to work with the natural friction on the skin to generate heat and pressure to help facilitate the release of any restrictions.
Areas that feel rigid, or restricted, are treated and stretched very slowly. You may find that we apply the contact pressure even for a few minutes at a time on the one area to begin releasing the myofascial restriction. Myofascial release techniques are very different from those used in our other massage therapies.
My ribs received a unexpected and strong blow during a change in direction on a local theme park ride. Apparently this particular ride is known for being ‘boisterous’. I only found out afterwards.
My rib area had been painful for three months, with the hospital X-ray showing up nothing out of the ordinary. I couldn’t move much without a sharp searing pain. And coughing and sneezing……..
Lara suggested that the fascia and tissue surrounding my ribcage had been damaged. She suggested using myofascial therapy, saying that it should free up the damaged fascia and begin to return it to its elastic self.
I booked for three short sessions and felt the rib area beginning to return to normal even after the first session. The first session, although a little tender, was worth the discomfort.
After three sessions, my ribs got back to normal and I can sneeze and cough again to my heart’s content!
Contact us to discuss or arrange your myofascial release massage.
Our myofascial release sessions are booked by clients who seek relief from the following conditions:
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- chronic neck pain
- chronic back pain
- recurring headaches and migraines
- frozen shoulder
- chronic fatigue syndrome
- sports injuries
- pulled muscles and muscle tears
- scar tissue and other adhesions
- plantar fascitis
- tendonitis and bursitis
- undignosed or generalised pain
- stress-related muscular tension
- emotional stress and fatigue associated with physical trauma
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Within Skin Geek
“The Red House”
0754 526 7822
Your body has the natural ability to heal itself. Our Massage Therapy and Sports Therapy techniques are effective in helping the body’s muscles and connective tissues to remodel and realign. We help you get back to full function by targeting the root cause of your condition. But don’t just take our word for it – check out our Testimonials section to see what some of our clients are saying!