YOU Massage Therapy Southampton Therapist, Will Bartlett, describes some self massage techniques to help release tight fascia and break down scar tissue and adhesions
Will will be running a Self Massage Workshop at YOU Massage Therapy, Southampton on Sunday 13th May 2018, 13:30. Call 02380 639747 to reserve your place.
Myofascial release is a technique used in sports & remedial massage in which a practitioner uses gentle, sustained pressure on the soft tissues while applying traction to the fascia. This technique results in softening and lengthening (release) of of the fascia and breaking down scar tissue or adhesions between skin, muscle and bones.
The superficial fascia is a soft connective tissue located just below the skin. It wraps and connects the muscles, bones, nerves and blood vessels of the body. Together, muscle and fascia make up what is called the myofascia system. For various reasons including disuse, overuse, not enough stretching, or injuries, the fascia and the underlying muscle tissue can become stuck together. This is called an adhesion and it may cause a restriction in muscle movement. It also causes pain, soreness and reduced flexibility or range of motion.
Myofascial release has also been shown to relieve various muscle and joint pains and it also improves flexibility and range of motion. Foam rollers offer many of the same benefits as sports massage. Foam rollers are inexpensive and with a bit of experimentation you can target just about any muscle group yourself. Continue reading →
Massage Therapy is both a Profession and a Personal Passion for Annalise
Welcome my name is Annalise Jannetta I am quite new at You Massage Therapy, Southampton and would like to introduce myself and share a small part of my story – Massage Therapy is both my profession and my personal passion.
I enjoyed hours of dance classes as a child progressing to 3 years of professional training at Dance College in London. During my training I acquired injuries – broken toes, achilleic tendonitis, torn hamstring, Meniscus Knee, a slipped disk, torn ligaments in my lower back, trapped nerves in my neck and finally a broken shoulder…. Continue reading →
I am a qualified Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer, TPI Certified Fitness Professional Level 2, Golf Fitness Specialist, Gym Instructor and I’m certified in Tool Assisted Massage with the EDGE Tool. With over 15 years of experience through my work with amateur sports teams, clinical based treatments and in gym environments, I have extensive understanding and experience of the movements, stresses and strains we put on our bodies and how best to alleviate them.
I am a member of the International Institute of Health and Holistic Therapies (IIHHT), Titleist Performance Institute, The International Institute of Sports Therapy (IIST), Independent Professional Therapists International (IPTI) and The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). In addition I have internationally recognised qualifications in Personal Training (PTICPT) and Gym Instruction (PTICGI) from Premier Training International and have a Golf Fitness Specialist certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
I incorporate functional and correctional exercises into my aftercare and use various techniques including Sports Massage, Remedial Massage, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Tool Assissted Myofascial Release, Muscle Release &
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Whether you are recovering from injury, have been away from exercise or you have been experiencing back pain for a prolonged period; you may get a significant benefit from doing some exercises to strengthen and stretch your body, the current advised guidelines recommend:
“ACSM’s overall recommendation is for most adults to engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week. Source >”
Why should you exercise?
Doing exercise helps the metabolism speed up and boosts weight loss, which can reduce strain on the joints therefore meaning you could experience less joint pain…. Continue reading →