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Myofascial Release

The term Myofascia is derived from the greek word “myo”, meaning “muscle” and “fascia”, meaning “band. Fascia is a multi dimensional web that surrounds, protects and supports every other structure of the human body. It is the largest system in the body, it runs from head to toe without interruptions.

Myofascial Release is a hands on therapy focusing on soft tissue dysfunction, pain and holding patterns. It is a non invasive treatment that involves gentle sustained pressure and aims at stimulating the body self healing mechanism.

Myofascial Release has to do with fluid dynamics. Our bodies are 75% fluid. The release feels like a melting or yelding sensation because the sustained pressure allows the dehydration of the ground substance in the fascia to soften, to become more fluid and in turn glide properly. The minimum time needed for the tissues to begin to rearrange themselves is approximately 90 to 120 seconds.

The therapist looks and feels for areas of restriction aiming to find the origin of the discomfort and release it. Then works with creating balance and restoring function. Each session offers a unique treatment.

Myofascial Release can be performed as a stand alone treatment or incorporated in a sport and remedial massage or therapeutic massage session. The technique does not need to be applied to every area of the body in one session because it will in any case have beneficial effects on the whole body.

Benefits of Myofascial Release:

  • General increase in health due to the increase in water volume within the tissues
  • Promotion of relaxation and a sense of well being
  • Elimination of general pain and discomfort
  • Re established and improved range of movement and muscle function
  • Improved digestion, absorption and elimination
  • Restored balance and promotion of correct posture
  • Injury recovery and rehabilitation
  • Can be used as part of an athletic or sport training routine and maintenance programme to promote mobility and performance
  • Promotion of awareness of emotional issues and how they may be resolved

Valeria Lodovisi £65 - 60 minutes, £40 - 30 minutes

*Lia offers Myofascial release incorporated into her deep tissue or holistic massage, not offered as a stand alone treatment.

The practitioners that offer Myofascial Release are...

Valeria Lodovisi

Valeria has been working as a physiotherapist since 2010 after graduating from the University La Sapienza in Rome.
She gained many years experience working in a range of disciplines including neurological, orthopedic, cardiorespiratory and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
She decided to specialize in musculoskeletal physiotherapy after coming to work in England and established herself in the private sector.

Clare McKenna

Coming from a highly physical background in the Arts, Clare’s approach to massage and body work is both instinctual and and grounded in her knowledge and approach.

Lia Schiesches

Having been deeply involved with a number of movement modalities, ranging from Acrobatics to Capoeira and Dance, it felt like a very natural development to start treating bodies.

Amy Moffat

Amy believes in treating each individual according to their very own intricate and specific needs. Every treatment is tailored, after consultation and body examination, to the characteristics of each person.
Using deep tissue and soft tissue techniques combined, Amy treats chronic aches and pains, supports injury management and also treats women through pregnancy, all with the aim of restoring health and energy to body and mind in a supportive and welcoming environment.

Josie Smith

Josephine has been a practising massage therapist since completing her Holistic Massage Diploma in 2011.

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