Myofascial Release (MFR) is a form of massage therapy that concentrates on the fascia, a connective tissue which surrounds organs, tendons and muscles from the top of your head down to your smallest toe. The fascia plays a major role in mobility, muscle function and joint stability. It is a continuous, dynamic system that responds to internal and external forces placed on it. Imagine you are wearing a wet shirt. It’s stuck to your body. Pull one side of the shirt and the whole shirt responds – you can't move just a part of it without it impacting on the rest. That’s how the fascia responds to stress and trauma within your body. Fascial restrictions do not show up on CAT scans or X-rays but can impinge on your body just like any other injury, leading to unresolved discomfort or pain.
MFR is a technique that incorporates the application of long, sustained pressure that is both light and painless. The therapist's hands move gently over each and every fascial restriction, remaining in position for up to 5-8 minutes in order to encourage the fascia to release naturally and return to its normal state of its own accord. The release relieves the pressure on pain-sensitive areas and restores mobility and alignment to muscles and joints.
My therapy room and studio are located at my home in Meads, Eastbourne and accessible by a separate dedicated entrance.
The therapy room features a comfortable treatment couch, diffused lighting and the scent of essential oils. It's a cosy and secure environment in which to receive a highly professional treatment.