Fascia a slightly mobile connective tissue, creates a 3D web extending continuously from the top of the head to the tips of the toes, without interruption. It surrounds and infuses with every organ, bone, nerve and blood-vessels.
As a result of trauma, inflammation, infection, or poor posture, fascia has a tendency to become solidified and shortened, tending to organise itself along the lines-of-tension imposed upon it. Due to its body-wide continuity this effect can sometimes produce seemingly bizarre and apparently unrelated clinical symptoms and dysfunctions throughout a patient’s body.
Scar-tissue can create extensive dysfunction within the fascial-system and can often have far reaching effects throughout the body. Even the smallest scar may be just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ of fascial dysfunction. Myofascial Release (MFR) uses gentle forces to release these restrictions and lines-of-tension.