Myofascial Release Class Starting!

Posted by Maria Lennartz on Thursday, August 6, 2015


Myofascial Release bodywork treats the entire myofascial system, by systematically releasing the adhesions in the fascia and eliminating the pressure of the restrictions that cause pain and restrict range of motion.

It  uses spiky ball manipulation of the entire body to promote healing, release and pain relief. The therapy is based on the idea that poor posture, physical injury, illness and emotional stress can throw the body out of alignment and cause its intricate web of fascia to become tight and constricted.

Fascia is very densely woven connective tissue, covering and interpenetrating every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein, as well as all of our internal organs.  The most interesting aspect of the fascial system is that it is not just a system of separate coverings. It is actually one continuous structure that exists from head to toe without interruption. In this way, you can begin to see that each part of the entire body is connected to every other part by the fascia, like the yarn in a sweater.

Fascia plays an important role in the support and function of our bodies, since it surrounds and attaches to all structures. In the normal healthy state, the fascia is relaxed and wavy in configuration. It has the ability to stretch and move without restriction.  However, trauma, such as a fall, car accident, whiplash, overuse in sport,  surgery or just habitual poor posture and repetitive use conditions have cumulative effects on the body. As the muscles shorten, through overwork,  injury or poor posture, the fascia begins to "stick" or adhere to the muscle tissue.  The result is a loss of function, restricted range of motion and, often, pain.

Myofascial Release sessions treat the entire myofascial system, by systematically releasing the adhesions in the fascia and eliminating the pressure of the restrictions that cause pain and restrict range of motion.

 

These sessions will be held every Sunday from August 9th at 2.15pm.

 

Spiky Balls will be available for use, can be purchased or bring your own.