SHARON CONN

BODYWORK AND MYOFASCIAL RELEASE THERAPIST
MICHT, Advance Dip Jing Institute, Dip APNT, Dip ITEC, Dip IIHHT

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My interest in bodywork started 35 years ago when I trained in therapeutic massage. I love working with people and have always looked for new ways to improve my work. I first came across myofascial release (MFR) 15 years ago after reading an article on the subject and was inspired to do the training. I found my training at The Jing Institute absorbing and fascinating and I have not looked back; for me it felt like I had found a missing link to my body work. MFR deepened my understanding of the mind/body connection as the effect can lead to profound physical changes and a deep emotional release. It made perfect sense to me that mind and body need to work together to maintain health and balance.


So What is Myofascial Release (MFR)?


MFR is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying pressure to the fascia (connective tissue) of the body. Fascia is the most pervasive connective tissue in our bodies and contains and protects all other tissues down to the cellular level. It runs in long continuous sheaths (fascial planes). Fascial restrictions can be caused by trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures. The approach can be direct or indirect, using mostly gentle sustained pressure to the restricted areas helping to eliminate pain and restore motion, enhance strength, improve flexibility, posture andmovement awareness.