Do you suffer with jaw pain, headaches, neck, and back pain? 
Ever wondered why when you get injured you feel pain at sites quite distant from the initial injury, or you suffer from niggles that you can’t attribute to anything? 
We can think the problem is due to a specific injury, tight muscles or joint stiffness forgetting the fact that our whole body is connected from our head to our feet through a continuous interwoven network of connective tissue that is known as Fascia. 

What is fascia? 

We each have a network of fascia that covers every bone, muscle, and organ in our body. The facia system constantly adapts and responds to the way we move. 
Fascia needs to be free, flexible, and to move! 
Without movement, fascia becomes thicker, it becomes less mobile and more restricted. This restriction can then compress blood vessels, nerves, alter fluid transportation affecting the health of cells, eventually leading to pain and discomfort. 
Fascia loves movement! - to keep our fascial system healthy, we need to move! 
Think of sitting at a computer or more often looking at a laptop on our knees – the characteristic head forward, slumped posture. 
Over time our fascial system will respond and thicken in areas of greater stress - giving rise to the characteristic ‘dowagers hump.’ 
The fascial system will also respond to traumatic events, illnesses, inflammation, trauma in the body both physical and emotional. 

What is Myofascial Release Treatment? 

It is a highly effective yet gentle whole-body, hands-on treatment that looks at areas of tightness and drag throughout the body and works to release them. Imagine if you had multiple areas of restriction through your body. It can feel like you are in a strait jacket, unable to move freely and you may be feeling discomfort. Once these restrictions have been released, the body can move freely and with ease - the strait jacket-like feeling has gone. 

What’s involved in a Treatment? 

It requires skin on skin contact, with gentle sustained pressure applied to restricted tissue. As the restriction softens, the pressure is maintained to assist greater depth in working through all levels of fascial restriction, removing pressure off pain sensitive structures such as nerves and blood vessels allowing the body to restore better alignment and mobility to muscles and joints. 

Myofascial Release with Kate at The Breakspeare Clinic 

Kate has an Advanced Clinical Diploma in Integrated Myofascial Release Therapy as well as a BSc Hons and MSc in Physiotherapy. 
Kate offers treatment sessions in Myofascial Release at The Breakspeare Clinic as well as Physiotherapy appointments. 
If you would like to book an appointment, find out more whether Myofascial Release could be of benefit to you, please get in touch
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