Fascia (connective tissue) is what holds your body together. Fascia acts like a thin cling film that surrounds, covers and connects every organ, bone, muscle, nerve and blood vessel. Fascia is responsible for our movement as it glides against one another. Myofascial release therapy helps release restricted tissue following trauma.
Fascia is like an Internet Highway, a communication system transmitting information through electrical signals at enormous speed providing communication between our cells. Fascia plays a very important role in all kinds of physiological processes such as: the metabolic, fluid and lymphatic flow. When fascia gets compromised and is not in good health, we are not in optimum health.
Fascia also acts like a sensory organ, an antenna, picking up information as Fascia carries many nerve receptors and sends stimulus responses back to the brain, indicating where your body is feeling pain or perceiving something as pleasant or unpleasant.
Fascia acts as a form of shock absorber, when the body encounters a force in the form of a fall, accident, stress or trauma. When the body meets these physical and emotional forces, the body will respond by contracting its tissues to encapsulate the damage and limit its spread.
When the injured tissue remains contracted long after the event, proper fascia function can become restricted and the memory ingrained. This restriction and tissue memory can result in problems such as headaches, neck and back pain, chronic pain but also in anxiety or digestive disorders.
Myofascial Release uses gentle sustained pressure with soft stretching in order to unlock tight fascia as it responds best to subtle engagement techniques, without causing a guarding response. This will release tightened down fascia and increase circulation in the tissues allowing them to receive the hydration and nutrition they need to heal and function properly.
Myofascial Cupping lifts and separates soft tissue, increasing nutrient rich blood supply to the tissue, while giving a gentle passive stretch to the underlying soft tissues. Eliminating Myofascial Trigger Points and reducing restrictive and painful fascial adhesions, whilst encouraging optimal hydration levels of soft tissue. Great for neck & shoulders, ribcage, bums, legs, feet and anywhere really.
Myofascial release like Craniosacral Therapy can impact not only structural but also emotional releases. All unresolved tensions are held in the body tissues in some form of restriction carrying a certain “voltage” or tension as the body does carry the burden. Myofasical Release and Craniosacral can facilitate to release these restrictions. As Fascia is rich with nerve receptors it will have a profound deeply and calming influence on the nervous system, which is really the Conductor of the Inner Orchestra in our body as it controls and coordinates all our functions.