Myofascial Release Therapy – What Is It?

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release Therapy is an advanced bodywork modality which has the potential to influence every muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel, organ and cell of the body.

One could almost call it an ideal drug-free therapy which utilises movement and exercise and promotes healing and pain relief.

It is a powerful bodywork technique which allows treatment of soft tissue problems that often do not respond to other treatment methods.

The practice of Myofascial Release Therapy has to do with wholeness and connectedness, providing therapists with the opportunity to understand right brain function and proprioceptive senses.

To appreciate these functions is to trust that the information available at our finger tips is reliable. Myofascial Release Therapy offers the chance for the therapist to develop and enhance right brain function and to further develop our inherent intuitive skills.

The key to learning Myofascial Release Therapy is to listen to messages and sensations within the body. Muscle and fascia are functionally linked (Myofascia) combining the properties of contractile and noncontractile tissue.

Under load fascia behaves mechanically, including the ability to change and loose energy when subjected to stress.

Myofascial Release Therapy uses a variety of touch styles depending on the needs of the client.

Light touch and light stretching encourages relaxation. Light touch also allows the therapist to ease into the clients areas of tightness without triggering reflex muscle contraction or guarding.

As gentle stretching promotes the progressive relaxation of tight structures, deeper restrictions can be accessed, treated and released.

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