Crawley, West Sussex
What is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial Release Therapy uses hands-on massage and stretching to bring relief, healing and feelings or release to the entire body of an individual. Over time, injury, illness, build-ups in stress and poor posture can put enormous pressure on the fascia, forcing them to retreat into tight and constricted pathways through our body.
The therapy technique uses hands-on movements to disturb and disrupt these soft tissues within our bodies to trigger healing and relief processes to help the balance within our bodies to be restored. Once the body has been through massage therapy, the flexibility and movement through the body will be noticeably more functional and responsive. Myofascial Release Therapy can help treat both emotional and physical interruptions and injuries through the body. Myofascial Release treatments usually take one hour and will include a physical evaluation before the treatment itself, for which the patient will be unclothed. A series of treatments may be necessary, depending on the needs and current state of the individual.
Benefits of receiving Myofascial Release
Myofascial Release can benefit a range of conditions for a great variety of people:
- athletes and the occasional sports enthusiasts
- chronic and acute joint or muscle injuries
- conditions caused by repetitive work, putting a strain on joints and muscles
- tension anywhere on the body caused by stress
- those with Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons, Chronic Fatigue
- back and hip tension and pain
- neck and shoulder tension and pain
- migraines and headaches
- plantar fasciitis
- carpel tunnel syndrome
- frozen shoulder
- knee and foot restriction and pain
- golfers elbow and tennis elbow
- poor posture and irregularities
If you are diagnosed with any form of cancer and receiving chemotherapy/radiotherapy treatment we will require written consent from your GP/ Consultant prior to offering any Massage Treatment, other treatments may be available without consent please check with us. This is a requirement of our Insurance company.
Immediately after a treatment you are likely to feel relaxed, calm and feeling better, physically and mentally and emotionally than when you arrived. Many people feel lighter and more energised after their session. You may also feel tired as the body can work quite hard physically and emotionally through a session without appearing to do so.
Everyone’s experience is different and you may find that on subsequent treatments you feel quite different according to the nature and depth of the treatment and how you feel on that day.
If you have been receiving a treatment for muscular or joint ailments then you may feel as if you are unbalanced or ache immediately after a treatment as your body is adjusting itself to the correct positions.
It is always a good idea to keep yourself hydrated and especially after having any treatment as this will increase the benefits of the treatment and reduce any side effects.
Occasionally, you may experience what is sometimes known as a “healing crisis” which is a positive healing process where symptoms actually become temporarily worse but pass within a couple of days. You may even experience cold or flu-like symptoms, feel achy, restless, have unusual dreams or just feel a little under the weather. This is part of the healing process and is a sign that your body is changing and healing.
MEET YOUR THERAPIST
Liz TubbITEC Dip, MGHT
My name is Liz Tubb and I am a Complimentary Therapist with ITEC diplomas in Holistic Massage, Indian Head Therapy and Anatomy & Physiology. I am also a Reiki Master and an Angelic Reiki practitioner.
I continue to update my skills in Continuous Professional Development (CPD’s) and also offer Hot Stone therapy, Deep tissue massage, Pregnancy massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Indian Head Massage, Thai foot massage, Accusound and Crystal Therapies.
I have been a therapist since 2006 and volunteer at St Catherine’s Day Hospice in Crawley providing Reiki for cancer patients as well as Reiki and massage for their carers.
I tailor treatments to meet individual needs and may use one or more therapies to achieve this at no extra charge. I am passionate about my job and aim to do my very best so that you leave feeling calm, relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated/uplifted.
I am a member of The Guild of Holistic Therapists