Fascia is connective tissue that surrounds our muscles and organs. It connects and surrounds every system and cell in the body from head to toe.
When we become frightened, sad or angry either long term or as the result of a sudden and traumatic experience, we tense our muscles. In the same way, if we follow a pattern of repetitive physical movement each and every day, we create patterns of tension within our muscles.
The fascia surrounding and connecting these muscles becomes tight, and can cause pain and discomfort. The flow of blood and nutrients to and from the organs and tissues may also become constricted.
Fascial release may be achieved by working directly into the fascia with the fingers and hands. These specific techniques may cause a warm or scratchy sensation as the fascia releases.
The fascia may also be affected indirectly by creating traction via gentle and controlled pulling of the legs, arms or neck.
It can take a few minutes for the fascia (also referred to as connective tissue) to engage and release.
While achieving a release of physical tension and pain, clients may also experience a release of emotional tension. This can present as crying, deep breaths, yawning or shivering and is perfectly normal and healthy.
I encourage clients who are experiencing myofascial release for the first time to book a 90 minute appointment.
Please contact me with any questions that you may have .