Integrated Myofascial Release Therapy (iMFR) treatment can reduce the symptoms of any condition you may be struggling with. It can help you resume activities that you enjoy doing. The more MFR treatments you receive, the more you will notice improvements in your health. It's a journey towards better health and a life you'll love. MFR may differ from anything you have tried before, but you're here, taking the first step towards improving your well-being.
What to expect?
Fascial impaired glide & mobility
Thickening fascia can become stiff, leading to impaired flow and gliding ability, which can cause a range of symptoms. The body can feel heavy and sluggish, leading to pain, oedema, poor balance, and more. The flow in the fascia can be impaired, causing collagen fibres to stick together and exerting higher pressure on nerve receptors, leading to pain and impeded signals. Muscles can also go into convulsions as they receive constant signals to contract.
Inflammation may occur when transport and communication throughout the tissue are disturbed, and the immune system tries to solve the problem. A tight connective tissue chain can distort the skeleton, so the balance is disturbed and joints wear.
The entire locomotion system is affected by poor coordination and endurance. The causes may be many: overload, damage by external trauma, inflammation due to lifestyle, poor diet, nutritional deficiencies, anxiety, depression or other issues.
Our bodies need motion to maintain optimal metabolism and circulation to the tissues. If we stop moving, the flow will decrease, and the fascia will stick together. It is a good idea to move after rest or being sedentary. Yawning with a deep inhalation and then a slow exhalation can also stretch the lungs. However, if the movement is obtuse and it hurts, it is easy to avoid activity, leading to stagnation in the flow.
Hyaluronan, found in the fascia's ground substance, binds water over 1000 times its weight, can quickly change viscosity ('thickness' of a liquid), and is an important component in tissue glide. Hyaluronan has many bodily functions and is one of the most important components of the fascia.
Psychological aspects also affect our patterns of movement. A person who is nervous and tense keeps their movements tight and builds up tension, whereas a more energetic person often is more mobile and relaxed.
It is important to regularly engage in strength, mobility, and flexibility training to maintain the health of your fascia.
Fascia facts and functions:
Benefits healthy fascia
What others say
Lucy L., Cheltenham
Sali W., Cheltenham
I’ve seen Alex for treatment twice so far, and I can honestly say I have never had a treatment like it! It’s absolutely AMAZING. I have read about fascia and how it connects every part of your body, how it has more nerve endings than your muscles and ultimately, tight fascia can be the source of discomfort or pain. Alex’s treatments aim to get to the root of your physical issues (and sometimes your emotional ones, too ;) Historically, I am a deeper-the-better type of person when it comes to physical therapy, but Alex’s techniques have made me realise that a more gentle approach can be deeply and profoundly effective. Five Stars!! :))
Louisa Q, Cheltenham
Your treatment has had a significant effect :) I had much more energy straight away; I've slept a better; I feel quietly confident; and most importantly, when I went to my volunteer job, I had almost no tremor which has never happened! I can't wait to work with you more and I'll see you on Friday.
Emma G, Cheltenham