My remedial work relies on the anatomical understanding that the body is one interconnected unit and that when one part moves, the whole body is responding. The organ of interconnectedness is the fascia, a type of connective tissue. It’s this tissue that holds everything in place, wrapping around individual muscle fibres, muscles, organs and bones. Fascia contains a lot of water, allowing for movement and force transfer around the body. If it is not sliding and gliding freely, increased tension results. The normal flow of energy is interrupted. Any movement restrictions, aches and pains can often be traced back to changes in our fascia.
Both the fascia and the nervous system respond to mechanical forces when we move. They work to integrate the loads placed on the body. This responsiveness can be used intentionally in massage therapy by locking into the identified areas of tissue and waiting for a gradual release, stimulating a new healing response.
Separating adhesive tissue layers and re-introducing movement improves the flow of blood and nutrients, altering tension.
A sense of release and lightness is felt immediately after a remedial session. Changes continue for up to 3 days after treatment.
These are the first steps in the process of recovery and healing. Making gains sustainable in the long term, changes in movement habits are essential and worthy of consideration.