Myofascial Release (MFR) – is a powerful and effective treatment to relieve pain, release restrictions, tension, imbalances and holding patterns in the body. The fascia is a continuous three dimensional network in the body that connects us from head to toe. Surrounding and infusing muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones, tissues and organs, it is the body’s shock absorber. Fascia can become restricted through injury, trauma, poor posture, repetitive movements and inflammation. MFR can help with so many symptoms it’s hard to list them all but the following are an example – frozen shoulder, headaches / migraines, tinnitus, backache, pelvic pain, sciatica, tight hamstrings, sports injuries, scar tissue, pregnancy discomfort, fibromyalgia, prolapse and trauma.
I’m currently studying towards a diploma in Myofascial Release and my charges reflect this with a lower rate of £30 an hour for a general treatment (not pregnancy or scar tissue release).
Sessions can be 1 / 1.5 / 2 hours. First session including consultation is a minimum of 1.5 hours
Myofascial Release techniques for the pelvis in pregnancy
These myofascial release techniques release restrictions around the pelvic diaphragm easing aches and discomfort in the back and pelvis including symptoms of pelvic girdle pain / SPD and the balancing nature of this treatment encourages babies into an optimal position for birth. If baby’s position is not optimal we can incorporate some biomechanics techniques into the session to give you and baby a better chance of a more straightforward labour & birth. This is a safe, gentle and often powerful treatment.
First appointment includes a consultation:
75 minutes – £50 / 90 minutes – £60.
Subsequent treatments are 60 minutes – £40 / 75 minutes – £50 / 90 minutes – £60. Can also be included as part of a Mizan Therapy session or Postnatal Recovery Massage.
Scar Tissue Work
Myofascial release techniques specifically for scars to reduce pain, improve movement, sensitivity & relieve numbness. Scar tissue can cause pain & restriction, adhesions, affect movement of fluid through the body and affect the function of organs & the musculoskeletal system leading to imbalance. Damage to body tissues can have implications years later and the connection to current symptoms may not be obviously connected with the scar. Scars can be from various causes – surgical incisions such as caesarean section and appendectomy; key hole surgery; traction; adhesions; burns; tears; inflammation & more.
Scar tissue release can be a stand alone treatment or included as part of a Mizan Therapy treatment (eg for caesarean scars or adhesions from endometriosis), Postnatal Recovery Massage or a general Myofascial Release treatment.
Scar tissue release as a stand alone treatment is £40 for 1 hour / £60 for 1.5 hours. First appointment is 75 minutes to include a consultation – £50 (or if booking a 1.5 hour treatment the consultation will be included in that, £60).
Biomechanics for Birth
In this session I’ll use a variety of techniques to help create balance in the pelvis and make space for baby so they can get themselves well positioned for birth. These are gentle, non-invasive techniques which help release restrictions, tension and imbalances and offer baby the space to turn if they choose to. There is no manipulation of baby or manual adjustments.
The techniques may include some or all of the following –
Myofascial Release / Rebozo sifting / Forward Leaning Inversion / Side Lying Release along with some suggestions for home care practice and optimal foetal positioning.
£40 for 1 hour / £60 for 1.5 hours
Treatment times –
- Mondays 12 to 3pm
- Wednesdays 2 to 7pm
- Thursdays 10 to 4pm (limited availability)
- Fridays 11am to 6.30pm
- Saturdays 10am to 2pm (occasional)
I may sometimes have availability outside of these times, please ask
“I went to see Rosa for myofascial release and felt many positive effects from it. After the treatment I felt so tall, light and free of tension! The best I’ve felt in a long time. I went on a long walk after the treatment and felt none of the usual niggles I would normally feel. I’d really recommend seeing Rosa for myofascial release if you have any tension problems!”
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