This kind of bodywork focuses on specific problem areas, a course of 7 sessions is recommended for complete structural integration.
1 hr R 450
The thing is, the body IS the subconscious, everything we have ever experienced and not felt or processed completely remains as 'residue' and informs our perception daily. Residue related to subtle held contractions in the in the body from posture and habitual movement patterns, injury and scarring causes the connective tissue to lose fluidity and can cause physical and/or emotional limitation to become held there.
Freeing the connective tissue so that better gliding and cooperation with connecting movement plains can occur often results in pain relief and improved range if motion. Releasing connective tissue locks also typically results in the release of mental and emotional points of view and allows the entire person to operate from a more current unladen perspective with the concomitant renewed physical agility.
All my work incorporates elements of fascia release and fascia release work naturally includes other elements of the therapy of touch.
What is Fascia?
It's the body's network of fibrous connective tissue. Fascia used to be removed during dissection to get to the 'important' stuff like muscles, organs, bones, nerves, arteries, etc. We now know that fascia IS the important stuff because it forms a complex network that reaches everywhere in the body. Fascia is all the soft connective tissue including fascial sheets such as the plantar fascia, the tendons, ligaments, bursae, the fascia in and around muscles, and the membranes around the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
What's it's job?
The most obvious thing Fascia does is help body parts move together, it wraps around layers of muscle to glide easily as they contract and release. Besides movement and flexibility, fascia maintains balance and functionality. The other thing it does is guard injured tissue. When trauma or stress occur, this web of connective tissue changes to protect the injured area; it also holds emotions from trauma and shock. Healthy fascia enhances spatial perception and as one of the largest sensory organs of the body, it is also a major communication network within the body.
What can happen to Fascia?
Physical and emotional stress, surgery, trauma, gravity and even the thoughts we hold are all involved in limiting flexibility, these compress the connective tissue. 'Fascia will hold that compression and restrict mobility as it protects the body by limiting movement. Over time, the restriction grows or small injuries combine, and often persist after the original cause has gone.' Liza Kimble
Why does bodywork make a difference?
'Think of the fascia network as a sweater that’s stretchy, and where you have a snag, the neighboring stitches are bunched together around a big loop, stuck in a clump, and not as stretchy as before. If not released, it thickens over time. The good news is that fascia is living tissue, and it can heal/change. There are many excellent bodywork modalities focused on releasing and lengthening connective tissue. The work is a lot like teasing the snag back into your sweater until you’ve restored flexibility. The process of release supports the living tissue to dump stored toxins and plump up as it re-hydrates and begins moving fluidly again.' Barbara Breckenfeld.
Pain, any bodily pain
Limited range of motion
Trouble with old injuries
Healing from surgery
Fascia Release and Equine Fascia Release :
United Kingdom and South Africa