Myofascial release

A story of #tennis #elbow in #Exeter

I’m having one of those days when nothing goes to plan, but maybe that’s not all bad. My cleaner has just come and she’s in agony with tennis elbow, with pain an swelling going all the way down the outside of her forearm (the wrist extensor muscles). I’ve just spent a quick few minutes at the end of her shift doing some myofascial release, gently massaging in my Nerve Magic oil and have given her an exercise to do. She…

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The Interstitium: More Research on the Fascia, by Another Name

Scientists are claiming to have discovered a new organ, the interstitium.   This is not news at all though. They are actually talking about the ground substance of the fascia, which researchers and myofascial therapists have been discussing for a good while now. Take a look at this excellent response to the so-called news   As Guimberteau concludes, the main thing here is that any publicity concerning fascial research and the importance of the fascia for our health…

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Client assessment: why bother?

When you come to me for your first massage, one of the first things I shall do is a thorough assessment. I shall ask questions about your health and lifestyle, especially aspects which may be relevant to your current pain or tension. I shall also have a look at you, firstly while you are standing and then when you are lying down. I may ask you to try certain movements or positions and I may move or gently rock your…

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Myofascial Magic

This is one of my new SB Holistic Magic products and its development involved thinking outside the box. As a clinical aromatherapist and also a Myofascial Release (MFR) addict, I wanted some way to bring these two disciplines together. One small problem: aromatherapy involves oil, while MFR requires the skin to be completely free from oil. Then it dawned on me that we could use hydrolats (the water-based products of plant distillation).   Hydrolats are different from essential oils; they…

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