A gentle treatment for the relief of pain and tension
Release, like other massage modalities involves therapeutic touch which aids the relief of pain and tension in the body and restores mobility and improves range of movement. Whilst all massage techniques use some pressure to relieve tension in the muscles myofascial release works on the connective tissue that covers the muscles and tendons of the body; the fascia. The fascia is a sheet of connective tissue which is continuous throughout the human body, and so if it is ‘snagged’ in one area then it is likely to cause discomfort in other areas of the body.
The therapist’s hands are applied to the body without oils or creams. As the fascia ‘melts’ the hands of the therapist move of their own accord, showing that tension is relieved. A therapist’s hands are often placed in strategic positions to enhance the healing process/flow of energy.
Hydrating with pure clean water aids this process. This is because the muscles need to glide easily over each other for pain free, optimal range of movement. When dehydrated the muscles stick together and pain and tension can be experienced. Your therapist will encourage you to drink plenty of water after the session for your continuing wellbeing.