As you know I love MFR and SMFR, I sing it's praises and I personally practice SMFR everyday. I will write more about this in a blog sometime. Some new research has emerged about myofasical release therapies and post-COVID (link below). It is so fantastic to see that MFR and SMFR has a great place in post-COVID recovery. Please, please inform anyone you know who is recovering from COVID.
In the article entitled, 'Fascia Focused Manual Interventions - proposed treatments for Post-COVID Syndrome', by Sharkey John, (Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Clinical Sciences, University of Chester/NTC, Dublin, Ireland), it details how fascia has a relationship with inflammation, for example TGFBeta and Cytokines. And how fascial focused therapies like Myofascial Release have previously been shown to be beneficial in mediating inflammation.
"A significant number of post-COVID-19 [SARS-CoV-2] patients will experience on-going fascia related pain and a wide range of functional issues. Based on current research this short report proposes that appropriate fascia focused manual and movement therapy interventions will assist patients in recovering from the COVID-19 [SARS-CoV-2]. Fascia focused therapeutic interventions are shown to reduce pain and support a re-establishment of function while providing safe, effective and appropriate non-invasive therapy."
In conclusion "A move away from the dominant musculoskeletal model towards a fascia focused model now not only seems inevitable but is of vital necessity. Failure to not include therapists appropriately trained in fascia focused therapy as an important member of the multidisciplinary team will increase stress on hospitals and the healthcare system as a whole."
ONLINE SELF MYOFASCIAL RELEASE (SMFR) SESSIONS
It is so fantastic to see that MFR and SMFR has a great place in post-COVID recovery.
I offer Self Myofascial Release (SMFR) remotely via Skype.
Please, please inform anyone you know who is recovering from COVID who might want to use Myofascial Release for their recovery. I also offer breath repatterning coaching.