Myofascial Release Program
Myofascial Release is a form of manual therapy in the family of therapies known as Structural Integration (SI). A well- known form of SI is Rolfing, which could be considered a cousin to Myofascial Release, and indeed most forms of SI are direct descendants of the Rolfing technique based on the lifework of Dr. Ida Rolf.
Myofascial Release is a whole-body approach to manual therapy, which is what makes it so effective. It is optimally performed in a ten-session series for best results. Myofascial Release is a potent form of bodywork that can resolve long-held postural misalignments due to holding patterns in the fascia and the chronic pain that results from them.
What is Fascia?
Fascia (pronounced faa’-sha) is the dense fibrous connective tissue that is invested throughout the entire musculoskeletal system and indeed the whole body, and is often the culprit in pulling us out of alignment, causing habitual postural patterns that can lead to discomfort and pain.
The fascial system is like an interconnected web that goes from your head to your toes, and all through your body’s tissues, to provide support, give the body its form, and to move the bones
(and your body) through space via the muscles.
Fascia is a hot topic in medical science currently, now enjoying its rightful place of interest and study as the major movement and communication tissue of the body. Older anatomical ideas conceptualized the body as a skeleton with tissues, organs, etc. layered onto it, and that it was the major support structure of the body. In fact, the skeleton and all other tissues of the body literally float within the connective tissue web. When our body, skeleton and joints are misaligned (see skeleton above), it is the holding patterns within the fascial net that pull and hold the body in that misalignment, sometimes for many years after the initial trigger/experience/injury that may have caused them in the first place.
Myofascial Release Ten-Session SERIES
This powerful 10-session series of treatments is delivered in specific sequence to the whole body, using postural assessment and manual techniques to lengthen, re-balance and align the fascial net. Myofascial Release focuses on unwinding and lengthening fascial restrictions body-wide to restore alignment and postural integrity, and thus facilitating symptom and pain reduction due to long-held postural patterns.
Sessions: 45-75min each
Frequency: Weekly is optimal
Booking all ten sessions in advance is highly recommended,
adjustments when needed can be made along the way
Myofascial Release PROGRAM
This program encompasses the ten-session Myofascial Release series enhanced by the addition of Yoga Therapy, private prescriptive yoga instruction with Tiina designed exclusively for you based on your unique individual needs.
The addition of Yoga Therapy not only reinforces restored alignment, but also promotes new movement possibilities, as well as providing self-care tools that you can take with you into your daily life well beyond the 10-session Myofascial Release Series in order to maintain new-found postural and movement freedom. Recordings of yoga sessions can be provided to help you remember the finer details for continued practice at home.
Program fee: $1,595
Includes: 10 Myofascial Release sessions + 4 1-hour Yoga Therapy sessions
Recommended program duration: 10-14 weeks
Note: Program must be completed within 18 weeks of start date
Resources and Background
Tiina received her Myofascial Release Masters Series Certification with her Canadian mentor, Barry Jenings. Her early exploration into fascia and its clinical implications and applications led her to American S.I. educator, Tom Myers. If you wish to learn more about fascia, S.I., or Myofascial Release, please visit their websites, they are overflowing with information and education:
Myofascial Release: www.jenings.com
Anatomy Trains & Kinesis Myofascial Integration (KMI): www.anatomytrains.com