Myofascial Release Technique

Myofascial Release Technique

Treatments are performed directly on skin without oil, enabling the therapist to detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.  This sustained time element allows for the fascial system to reorganise without force.

Fascia is a continuous connective tissue system of the body that is collagenous and elastic, which extends without interruption from the top of the head to the tip of the toes; it surrounds and penetrates every tissue and organ of the body including nerves, vessels, muscle and bone.  It has the ability to stretch and move without restriction. When one experiences physical trauma, emotional trauma, scarring, or inflammation, the fascia loses its pliability. It becomes tight, restricted, and a source of tension to the rest of the body.

Muscle forms the greatest bulk of the body’s soft tissue.  By identifying which muscle’s fascia has become less pliable, we can explore where the pain originates from.  Perhaps it might be lower back pain, however, even though the pain may be felt in the  lower back area, it may be painful because of a gradual tightening of muscles and fascia at the neck which is pulling all the way down the spine.

Fascial restrictions can exert excessive pressure causing all kinds of symptom-producing pain, headaches or restriction of motion. Fascial restrictions affect our flexibility and stability, and are a determining factor in our ability to withstand stress and perform daily activities.  Trauma, such as a fall, car accident, whiplash, surgery or just habitual poor posture and repetitive stress injuries have cumulative effects on the body.

Myofascial release technique is generally a mild and gentle form of stretching that has a profound effect upon the body’s tissues, helping to alleviate possible reduction in flexibility.

Benefits include:

  • Improved joint range of motion and muscle function

  • Injury recovery and rehabilitation

  • Elimination of general pain and discomfort

  • Improved digestion, absorption and elimination


“I turned up for a treatment with a very painful hip, limping, and feeling pretty desperate as it was impeding my everyday life (not just during exercise). I had taken part in a 5k run and had stupidly run in pain from 2k and was in agony at the end.

Following my myofascial release session with Joan, I left virtually pain-free. I couldn’t believe the difference just that one session made.

I was amazed and relieved and can highly recommend Joan and the Myofascial Release.”

“I can’t explain how, I just know that after a 20min Myofascial Release session with Joan my hip pain had vanished.

I had an injury that was giving me a great deal of pain through my right hip and leg, and asked Joan if a massage would help and she suggested we try MFR. I found the treatment very relaxing. The sensations are subtle, I felt heat and tingling. Joan focused attention to the problem area, and I could feel changes radiating through my hip, leg and lower back. I was so surprised by the effects when I got off the couch at the end I was dancing around the room!

Thank you Joan!!”

“I have a spinal problem from birth and following Myofascial Release treatment with Joan it feels as if all the tight guy ropes in my body have been loosened.”


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