A gentle non invasive therapy during which, using exceptionally relaxing techniques, pain and stress are alleviated.
Fascia, also known as connective tissue, is a scaffolding within our bodies. It is web-like, three dimensional, supportive. It surrounds and protects our whole body – under the skin, around muscles, organs. It is interconnected and likened to a ‘single, uninterrupted sheet’ and it is therefore equally responsive, so that issues affecting the fascia both under the skin and deep in the body will have an effect on fascia on the surface and throughout the entire body and all of its systems. As such, this tissue is enormously effective both as a medium to address injury and pain, but also as a sensitive signalling system.
Myofascial Release has it origins in soft tissue work, as well as osteopathy, energy work and cranio-sacral therapy. It is an intrinsically intuitive therapy requiring input by both the therapist and the client, so that both are able to assist the body to respond to the opportunity offered to heal itself.
During an MFR therapy, the therapist will apply pressure to an area of the body which has been perceived to be hot, tender or tight. Once the body has learned how to respond to this invitation to heal, the unwinding that follows can be enormously therapeutic not only in the addressing and relief of pain, but also on an emotional level. It is a slow sustained pressure that is applied and for success, it is most effective when both therapist and client are contributing by communicating with each other what is occurring during the treatment.
MFR can be seen thus as a therapy and a tool toward healing on many levels.