Six facts about Myofascial Release you may not know!

Myofascial Release is growing in popularity and is now used by a range of body workers including Massage Therapists, Physios and Osteopaths.

Here’s six facts you may not know about Myofascial Release

A cross hands stretch one of the techniques used in Myofascial Release.

A cross hands stretch one of the techniques used in Myofascial Release.

  1. Myofascial Release works on the fascia, the connective tissue that permeates throughout your body. However fascia is not ‘separate’ to your muscles – it surrounds and permeates the muscles so a facial treatment by default will work on the muscles too.
  2. Fascia, unlike muscles, does not have a start and end but runs continuously through your body connecting the whole body together.
  3. There is no single technique called Myofascial Release. A bit like the term Sports Massage it is an umbrella term used to describe a range of techniques that seek to release the fascia.
  4. Unlike Massage, Myofascial Release is done without any medium such as oil or creme. This allows the therapists hands to make a stronger connection with the connective tissue (fascia) rather than glide over it.
  5. Broadly speaking there are two approaches to Myofascial Release. Direct Myofascial Release is a bit like a deep tissue massage without oil with the therapist exerting a pressure on the fascia. Indirect Myofascial Release is more subtle with the therapist following the fascia using a listening touch to where there are restrictions.
  6. Myofascial Release can treat a range of conditions including sports and over use injuries, low back pain, neck pain and associated headaches, sciatica, RSI, and shoulder problems such as rotator cuff injuries.

Myofascial Release is on offer at Natural Balance in Hove until the end of November with an £8 discount when booked online with discount code MFR81114. For more details and to book online click here