Self Myofascial Release (SMFR)

Sessions availble online & in-person

Self-myofascial release (SMFR) is based on the same principles of myofascial release (MFR). 
In SMFR, the therapist is replaced by tools such as foam rollers and a variety of balls. Self directed pressure and/or bodyweight is applied through the tool to create pressure to the fascia.

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Myofascial Self-Care

Myofascial Self-Care

It is our goal at YogaFASCIAnation to empower you with techniques to help you feel better in your body.
A SMFR session will include various therapy balls and foam roller. These tools vary in desnity and size and are used to target different areas of the body. Typically a SMFR will also include a check-in and re-check in, breath work, awareness and relaxation.

Together with your own goals and using specific tools suited to your needs we will weave our own individualised approach, crafting a unique session.

What can Self Myofascial release (SMFR) help with?
  • Stress & anxiety: down regulation of the nervous system

  • General muscle soreness and relaxation

  • Sleep problems

  • Managing pain: symptoms assoiated with many general aches and pains

  • Improved neuromuscular efficiency

  • Self-care: promotes a sense of wellness and health

Self-myofascial release (SMFR) is based on the same principles of myofascial release (MFR),. In SMFR the therapist is replaced by tools such as foam rollers and a variety of balls. Self directed pressure and/or bodyweight is applied through the tool to create pressure to the soft tissues.

"I had a series of 3 falls and pain and stiffness had been my everyday. I had 3 remote SMFR sessions which have been immensely helpful. Since I have been able to sleep as I haven't had hip pain. I have also been able to put my socks on for the first time for two weeks! SMFR is truly wonderful" K Hayler

​" As an experienced osteopath I really appreciated Nic’s 2 hour self myofascial release shoulder workshop where she could comprehensively take us through myofascial release methods for the many structures which affect the shoulders. These are techniques that people can take away with them and continue to work with at home - I would predict many people having quite amazing results. I certainly felt more freedom not just in my shoulders but through my whole body. I will definitely be going back for more - this is fascinating and effective work. "    Meg McDonald | Osteopath

If you would like to discuss how SMFR can help you click the button below to arrange a SMFR discovery call.

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My Clinic

I see a wide range of clients that seek myofascial treatment after losing flexibility or 
function following an injury, surgery or experience ongoing pain, in some cases that have been unresolved for some years. I treat clients with soft tissue pain patterns such as fibromyalgiaME and Lyme disease. I also treat women’s health issues.

My clinics are based in Stonehouse and Stroud, Gloucestershire.

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Scar Tissue
Release

“ A scar is the tip of a fascial iceberg”

Scar tissue can occur as a result of physical trauma (either from surgery or similar injury). This density is often what creates a pull on the tissues deep under the skin, which can then in turn cause pain., and can often lead to compensations in other areas.
Read more about scar tissue release here.