Integrated Myofacial Release

Advanced therapy is given for the benefit of improving structural balance, function and movement of your body. There are many forms of advanced therapy. At Holistic Therapy at Captain’s Den the following therapies may be integrated in with your treatment.

Integrated Myofascial Release
This technique glides along the skin to release tension in the fascia or more commonly know, connective tissue of the body (Myofascial). Myofascial Release technique, in turn, releases the tension around muscles which have spasmed. This release will allow the muscles to work more efficiently and allow the chronic patterns of dysfunction to move more freely. Myofascial Release Therapy has become a very popular technique in the last few years but has been available for hundreds of years! (Myo = muscle / Fascia = band)

” The Fascia proves itself to be
the probable matrix of life & death.”
A.T.Still. 1899

Dr Ida Rolf; the first to popularise fascial work, found the application of very considerable force along the fascial layers resulted in a change on their density and tension. Fascia goes from dense gel state to fluid state.

 “Health is not only about feeling better but
getting better at feeling”.
John.F.Barnes

How does Myofascial Release work?
When muscles contract, they stretch fascia, so when fascia is stretched, it needs releasing. The fascia is softened from a tense state to a softened state. The release occurs after passing over the tension area several times and the soft tissue is released. There is a measurable effectiveness as functionally will feel improved as there is a change in muscle resistance.

You can perform Myofascial Release on yourself daily by slow gentle stretches for up to 30 seconds also regular relaxation. Try yoga or pilates, classes offer superb techniques to aid strength and flexibility.

Posture
Postural analysis is assessed during your appointment with trigger point assessment analysed along with stretching of key areas which cause discomfort. This all works towards promoting mobilisation and self care for improvement of your condition. (Photos may be taken using your devise to highlight your posture). Maintain your best possible posture and notice a difference!

Therapeutic Stretches Tailored to Your Needs

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