There is a common misconception that Myofascial Release is only for Athletes. But that’s not true, it can offer so many benefits to everyone! The practice of Myofascial Release is a safe and effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and tension and restore motion in the body. By manipulating the fascia, the body’s physical and energetic constrictions are released. As such, it open areas feel ‘stuck’ or are resistant to change.
Better Blood Circulation
Research has shown that Myofascial release can increase vascular function. By getting rid of knots and tension in the fascia that may be restricting fluid flow in the area, it keeps the muscles and connective tissue well hydrated and oxygenated. These means that you will be able to recover and heal faster!
Encourage Lymph Movement
The lymph is a major component of the immune system that helps fight infection in the body. But more often than not, it is the part of the body that gets neglected. The lymph system relies on pressure to move the fluid. Myofascial Release uses gentle sustainable pressure to massage the lymph system which encourages the flow of fluids. Ultimately, you will feel less pain, move better and recover faster so you can continue to be active and do what you love to do.
Rectify Muscle Imbalances
Through Myofascial Release exercises, the muscles in the body relax as tension is being released in the myofascial network. The actions enable your muscles to return to their normal length which ultimately improves the muscle function.
Lessen Muscle Soreness
When the circulation to your muscles and blood circulation gets better, you will experience less muscles soreness in your body. If you are heavily involved in physical activity it will be particularly helpful to you!
Improving Joint Range of Motion
A number of studies have shown that reduced hip and knee range of motion increases the risk of thigh muscle injuries. Poor hip and knee range of motion also correlates with low back, ankle, and even shoulder pain.
Myofascial Release essentially breaks down the knots that have been accumulated in our muscles. which can help us use our full range of motion.
Join Hazel on 18 October 2020 (1015am – 1215pm) at Alexandra for the Myofascial Release workshop!
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