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Myofascial Release in Bournemouth

Discover the transformative power of Myofascial Release in Bournemouth, a specialized therapy aimed at alleviating pain and restoring mobility by focusing on the body's connective tissues. Ideal for those suffering from chronic pain, sports injuries, or general tension, this approach offers a path to holistic well-being. 


Don't let discomfort hold you back—book your appointment today and take the first step towards a pain-free life.

Understanding Myofascial Release

What is fascia?

Fascia is a vital web of connective tissue that envelopes every muscle, bone, nerve, and organ. This tissue plays a crucial role in support, protection, and flexibility, impacting overall physical well-being and function. The word ‘myo’ is Latin for muscle. So the word myofascial can simply be referred to as muscle tissue. 

Myofascial Release is a therapeutic technique focused on treating musculoskeletal pain and immobility by releasing tension in the fascia. Unlike traditional massage, which primarily targets muscles, myofascial release works by applying gentle, sustained pressure to connective tissue restrictions, aiming to eliminate pain and restore motion.

The term, Myofascial release has been around for many years, in fact, it was first introduced in the 1960s by Robert Ward, an osteopath and student of Ida Rolf, the creator of Rolfing.  Alongside physical therapist John Barnes, Ward is recognized as a key pioneer in the development of Myofascial Release techniques.


The concept gained wider recognition in 1981 through a course at Michigan State University, and John F. Barnes played a significant role in its dissemination among therapists through his educational seminars.

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Benefits of Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release offers a wide array of benefits for individuals seeking relief and recovery:


  • Alleviates chronic pain in areas such as the back, neck, and shoulders.

  • Enhances mobility and flexibility, improving overall movement.

  • Accelerates recovery from sports injuries and physical activities.

  • Reduces inflammation and increases blood circulation.

  • Promotes relaxation and stress relief, contributing to mental well-being.

  • Improves posture and body alignment.

  • Facilitates the release of tension in deep tissues.

  • Supports the body's natural healing process, encouraging holistic health.

Self-Myofascial Release Techniques

We will guide you on simple yet effective self-myofascial release techniques you can perform at home. These practices are designed to complement your therapy sessions and enhance your overall well-being.


Some examples of these include: 


  • Using a foam roller or tennis/lacrosse ball to target tight areas

  • Use a massage stick or even a rolling pin

  • Stretch

  • Apply Ice

  • Cold / heat 


Why choose us for Myofascial Release



Our therapists are highly trained and experienced in Myofascial Release, ensuring effective treatment.


Personalised Care

We understand that each case is unique, and we tailor our treatments accordingly.


Holistic Approach

We treat not just symptoms but the whole person, integrating Myofascial Release with broader wellness strategies.


Our Myofascial Release Services in Bournemouth

At SoCo Therapies in Bournemouth, we offer specialized Myofascial Release services tailored to meet individual needs.


Our treatments are designed to address specific concerns such as neck pain, shoulder discomfort, and injuries resulting from sports activities, ensuring a personalized approach to healing and recovery. 


Our experienced therapists use advanced techniques to provide effective relief and support your journey towards improved physical well-being.

Book your consultation today

Begin your journey towards improved well-being with our Myofascial Release therapy. Book your free consultation today to discuss your specific needs and learn how we can assist you in achieving lasting relief and enhanced mobility. Take the first step towards a healthier, more comfortable life.

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