MFR 55 minutes £55
MFR with Ana Barretxeguren 55 minutes £70
Fascia is the connective tissue with the role of integrating the fluid relationships between muscles, joints, organs and other structures in the body.
Injury, inflammation, immobility… all these can lead to stagnation, dehydration and sometimes adhesions of our connective tissue. This leads to restriction and torsions to which we can respond with pain or tension. This pain or tension can potentially be far away from the source of the issue due to the imbalance in the architectural relationships of our fascia.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective form of treatment that looks at the body with an integral view, understanding the relationships and fascial connections. The treatment involves applying gentle sustained pressure to unleash a change. Restoring fluidity and motion to the dehydrated tissues leads to a sense of space, pain reduction and a fuller integration of free movement throughout the whole body.
Myofascial Release &
Ana is a highly experienced manual therapist and Pilates instructor. Her interest lies in the elastic and fluid quality of the body, and it’s expression through breath and movement. After studying myofascial release with JING in 2010 she immersed herself in the study of Visceral Manipulation with the Barral Institute. Ana’s passion for the inter-connected elastic quality of fascia, leads her to explore anatomy through human dissection. She has studied with Gil Headley and Julian Baker, as well as currently studying an MsC in Clinical Applied Anatomy.
She used to mentor for Polestar Pilates and in 2015 founded Evolve Movement Education, delivering Pilates teacher training courses and Moving Fascia, embodied anatomy course for movement teachers.
Gabrielle has had a passion for massage therapy for over twenty years. After developing a particular interest in remedial therapy and studying with Mel Cash, she qualified from the London School of Sports Massage (Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage) in 2010.
She has since worked with clients with general musculoskeletal conditions, sports people pre and post event, and is also currently working within the NHS via the charity Full Circle Therapies, supporting adults with chronic ailments. She uses techniques including lymphatic drainage, muscle energy technique and soft tissue release to achieve and enhance soft tissue recovery.
Hayley is a massage therapist and Pilates teacher with a passionate interest in women’s health. Her passion for understanding the body was born from her love of sports leading her to study with Alan Herdman, founder of Britain’s first-ever Pilates studio in London. She has completed further training with the Basi foundation in California and the Polestar Comprehensive Pilates studio course, and recently qualified as a Gyrotonic instructor. She trained as a massage therapist with JING school of massage in 2013. She has done additional training with the MuTu TM system, as well as Restorative Exercise with biomechanist Katy Bowman.
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