Myofascial Release and Massage in Bath

Helping you with postural alignment tensions pain and relaxation.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release (MFR) is a specialised physical and manual therapy used for the effective treatment and rehabilitation of soft tissue and fascial aches, pains, tension and restrictions. MFR does not use oils or lotions: it is performed dry so that the practitioner avoids glide over the skin but can feel deeper into the tissue.

Not all fascia is myofascia, and good MFR treats the entire fascial structure, not only that of the muscular system. These techniques offer body wide changes and tissue reorganisation, as well as offer a platform for emotional release and trauma resolve

Gentle holds, stretches, and sensitive sustained touch is used to ease tension, restrictions and adhesions in the fascia in order to restore tissue glide throughout the layers and reduce internal scarring and dysfunction to improve joint range of motion in order to relieve pain and improve overall function.

Five Element Massage

Five element massage incorporates acupressure and meridian flow massage and Chinese massage techniques to not only release areas of tension but to support all the body systems through the meridians.

Massage can be one of the most straightforward but effective ways for us to get in touch with our body and support the discomfort and stress we hold from everyday life.

I will go through a full consultation and tailor a treatment plan for you. This will focus on bringing your body into a deeply relaxed state which will allow your nervous system to release and give you a deep sense of well-being. We may also incorporate different techniques to focus on postural issues or injuries. I have trained in holistic massage, deep tissue, and myofascial release, so will use a combination of techniques to best suit your needs.

We will structure your treatment to suit your presenting symptoms. For example, if you do a lot of exercise I will incorporate trigger point work and more deep tissue work than if your focus is on supporting sleep patterns and stress. (1 -1.5 hours)

Treatments may also include sliding cupping or moxa, and is dependent on the desired treatment outcomes. (1 – 1.5 hours)

Through incorporating traditional Chinese medical theory of the five elements, I can also focus on emotional and mental patterns.

Deep tissue techniques

Using firm pressure may affect the deep muscular tissue, but can have a damaging effect on the more fragile superficial tissues. Where appropriate, I will include trigger point stretches and firmer pressure.

My focus is to coax the tissue to release rather than use hard pressure for the sake of it as I find it a much more effective way of working.

Massage in Bath with Heidi Armstrong
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