What is Myofascial Release Massage?
Myo is Latin for muscle. Fascial means pertaining to the fascia within the body. The fascia is a three-dimensional web like tissue that covers the body from the top of the head down to the toes. It is like a giant spider web that spreads throughout the body incompassing the organs, bones, muscles, nerves and blood vessels. The fascial tissue is what holds our structure together. Without it we could not stand up.
Myofascial Release is a gentle therapy, consisting of a mixture of light stretching and massage work. During a session, the therapist will apply hands-on massage strokes in order to release tension from the fibrous bands of the muscles, bones, nerves and joints, by unblocking any scar tissue or adhesions due to injury or surgery in the muscles and surrounding tissues.
What to expect:
The most commonly practiced method of myofascial release involves light massage and gentle stretching. More intense (and sometimes painful) versions of the treatment incorporate deep pressure and skin rolling—pinching the skin to pull it away from the body, then pushing it forward with the thumb to separate the skin from the muscle. Although most sessions focus on the whole body, you can ask the therapist to concentrate on problem areas, like the back.
After care advice:
In order for you to gain the maximum benefits please follow our after care advice; Increase your water intake, have a suitable period of rest, avoid eating a heavy meal, smoking and cut down on tea and coffee.
- £45 per session.
- £180 for 5 sessions.
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