Myofascial Release Therapy in Leicestershire

Structural Bodywork combines advanced myofascial release (MFR) therapy with functional movement and effective remedial massage techniques to provide a sophisticated and personalised form of physical therapy.

Steve is a very experienced and skilled therapist trained in Structural Bodywork, functional movement and advanced myofascial release work. His work also includes techniques from remedial massage and trigger point therapy.

Steve has an extensive knowledge of muscle anatomy which he combines with a deep understanding of the mechanics and physiology of movement. This combination of skills and knowledge enables him to treat you beyond the current symptoms of your problems by getting to the actual cause of the problem. This approach has Steve to specialise in those cases in which the client has typically suffered from their problem for a long time and have previously failed to find relief - despite having tried numerous other therapeutic approaches. As his client, Steve will work with you to design a personalised treatment programme for you, making sure that you receive the treatment that is right for you. You programme will include aftercare advice and support as appropriate.

Investing in your health in this way will enable you to be more comfortable and mobile, so allowing you to do more of the things that you enjoy and the things that keep you independent.

So whether you have long-standing, chronic pain*, restricted movement, have an imbalance in your body with one side moving more freely than the other, or even have had an injury in the past after which you have always felt a little out of balance, then This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss how he could help.


How MFR works

Myofascial Release (MFR) is a specialised therapy that releases the restrictions within the connective tissue that surrounds all structures in the body (known as the fascia). It can also help to alleviate pain and restore mobility and greater flexibility. The technique involves gentle, sustained stretching to stimulate This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.fascial release that might also help the body release emotional tension. As your body begins to recover from the tensions and twists of the fascia it begins to unwind. Some clients feel their body becoming lighter, or begin to twitch or feel their body moving during treatment. This is a natural process and is a sign that your body is beginning to correct itself.

MFR therapy acknowledges that the mind and body work together in keeping us healthy. The body learns and remembers postural positions, actions and emotions, from simple things like holding a cup to more complicated ones like how we stand and walk.

Our bodies remember how we respond to actions and emotions, both the positive and the negative. Some negative emotions create a holding pattern in our fascia, sometimes with associated pain or discomfort.


What is the fascia?

The fascia is a continuous 3D web of very, very small tubes that extends without interruption from the top of the head to the tips of the toes. It surrounds, infuses and protects every muscle, tendon, bone, ligament and organ in the body. In a healthy body the fascia is relaxed and wavy, providing cushioning and support, allowing our body to move safely without restriction or pain.

The main components of fascia (collagen and elastin) give it strength and flexibility. In that sense it's a bit like a full-body sweater. Sometimes this sweater gets pulled out of shape because of physical or emotional trauma or injury in one part of the body, and this affects other parts of the body because of the restriction the pull creates. The fascial network loses its cushioning and becomes hardened, pulling internal structures out of alignment.

*NOTE: It is important that you have sought medical advice about your pain before receiving any of our therapies for pain management.This is because it is vital that we do not remove pain which could be a warning sign of an undiagnosed medical condition and so delay treatment.

Therefore, we do not offer pain management programmes to anyone suffering pain for which no medical advice has been received.