WHAT IS MYOFASCIAL RELEASE?
Myofascial Release is somewhat different to traditional forms of massage or body work. It is a safe and effective hands-on technique that involves gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue to eliminate pain and restore motion,
It is believed that many people who suffer from pain, dysfunction and lack of mobility may have Myofascial restrictions.
The John F Barnes Myofascial Release Approach and CranioSacral Therapy are a hands on treatment that can be applied to any part of the body to deal with tension, tightness and pain.
It allows the body to re-organise itself, removing restrictions, freeing up tension creating a more mobile, flexible and pain-free body.
WHAT IS FASCIA?
Just beneath your skin lies a complex network of tough connective tissue that spreads throughout the body in a 3-dimensional web called Fascia.
From a functional point of view, fascia is regarded as a continuous sheet, like a 3Dimentional body stocking that extends without interruption from the top of the head to the tip of the toes. Because fascia permeates all regions of the body and is denser in some areas than others, when it hardens it can create pain, tension, pressure and restrictions in area that appear to be unrelated to the original complaint.
Fascia is a stretchy mesh like substance, filled with micro-tubules of fluid, that interweaves through the body and acts like a fibre-optic information network, bathing each of your cells with energy, light, sound, nutrition, oxygen, biochemicals, hormones . It surrounds and penetrates every muscle, bone, blood- vessel, organ and nerve right down to cellular level.
WHAT CAUSES FASCIAL RESTRICTIONS ?
Accident, Injury, Trauma ( emotional or physical), habitual bad posture, stress, inflammation or repetitive patterns can cause the Fascia to bind down and stick, creating abnormal pressure on pain sensitive areas, nerves, muscles, bones and organs resulting in pain, dysfunction and lack of movement.
HOW IS MYOFASCIAL RELEASE (MFR) PERFORMED?
MFR is a hands-on therapy applied to the skin with the gentle application of sustained pressure by the therapists’ hands, gently stretching the skin and sinking in, which in turn allows a softening and melting of the ground substance, a gel like liquid crystal within the fascial network. Rehydrating the Fascial system increases space and mobility so the cells can breathe and function properly increasing vitality.
WHAT WILL I FEEL?
Most people find MFR extremely relaxing and will normally feel more energised with an improved and increased range of movement and flexibility. People often report feeling `freer` within themselves, with increased vitality and a greater ability to move and breathe.
WHAT IS CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY (CST) ?
CST is used alongside MFR to assist with the bodys own self-healing and self-regulating capabilities. It works on the tiny movements within the bones of the head and the rhythm of the Cerebrospinal fluid which bathes the brain and the spinal cord. CST releases tensions deep within the body creating a positive influence on the Central Nervous System.
CST is performed fully clothed and is suitable for everyone including babies, children, for back, neck or head injuries and those with debilitating pain such as Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue.