Our aim is to go beyond the simple relief of symptoms, which is beneficial in the short term, looking at the underlying causes of the problem. Working with these can lead to longer term relief, or even permanent resolution, as well as helping to improve the quality of your life. We are achieving this by:
•Using natural holistic therapies to enhance the body’s natural self healing abilities.
•Encouraging people to take an active part in improving their health and in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
•Raising awareness of the principles of good health.
•Broadening the range of holistic therapies available in Bentham
•Working in co-operation with other health care professionals.
The Myofascia is the connective tissue in the body. It is found under the skin, round muscle fibres, round blood vessels, around nerve tissues – in fact throughout the body! As it forms a continuous body suit, a distortion in one part can give rise to symptoms in another part of the body. Distortion can be caused by trauma (even a minor injury can affect the myofascia), surgery, body misalignment overuse etc. Fortunately, even old damage can be eased with this technique.
In this therapy, Marie applies gentle pressure directly on the skin, waits for the tissues to soften and then follows the direction of flow and release that your body requires. The touch stimulates blood flow, breaks down adhesions and encourages the tissues to lengthen. It can lead to a permanent resolution of the problems, provided the underlying cause is also addressed.
Ideally the whole body needs to be aligned over 6 sessions.
As well as Reflexology I also used Myofascial Release to work on my tight muscles caused by osteoarthritis, and a period of lack of exercise due to the chronic fatigue and digestive conditions that prevented me from taking part in my usual hydrotherapy. Without Marie’s support during a five month period I believe I would have become wheelchair bound and the pain would have been less manageable. SAM 2015