Myofascial release offers so many benefits to everyone, not just athletes. It is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and tension and restore motion in the body. By manipulating the myofascia, physical and energetic constrictions are released, opening areas that may feel stuck or resistant to change.
With Alice Blunden’s upcoming workshop on this practice, we wanted to share some of the main benefits of applying these techniques:
Increases blood flow
Research has shown that self-myofascial release can increase vascular function. By getting rid of knots and tension in the fascia that may be restricting fluid flow in the area, these techniques helps to keep your muscles and connective tissue well hydrated. That means that you’ll recover and heal faster.
Reduce muscle soreness
With better circulation to your muscles and connective tissues, you’ll experience less muscle soreness. This is particularly helpful if you are involved in any physical activity.
Maintains normal functional muscular length
Self-myofascial release relieves tension in the myofascia network and helps your muscles return to their normal length, improving muscle function.
Encourages movement of your lymph
A major component of your immune system that helps to fight infection int he body. However, the lymph system relies on movement pressure to move the fluid. Self-myofascial release can encourage the flow of lymph back to the heart.
Ultimately, this means that you’ll move better, recover faster, perform better and have less pain so that you can continue to be active and do what you love to do.
Join Senior Yoga Medicine teacher Alice Blunden for her popular Myofascial Release workshop where you can learn more about these techniques for your own self care. Juist bring along 3 tennis balls.
Sat 10 June, 13:15-15:15. Book for just £25.