MFR – Myo Fascial Release – Myo means muscle Fascia is band and Release is Release.
The MFR approach is a form of hands on skin, soft tissue therapy used to treat somatic dysfunction which has caused pain and restriction of movement. The idea is to relax contracted muscles thereby increasing lymphatic drainage, increasing circulation and stimulating the stretch reflex of muscles and fascia.
Fascia is a soft connective tissue that lies underneath your skin and goes into all your muscles, joints, bones, arteries, veins, brain and eyes, providing support and protection for most structures within the body.
Fascia becomes irritated and results in local inflammation. Evidence shows that Fascia can be damaged by both mental and physical impact. When we practice myofascial release, we work with the fascia to rehydrate the connective tissue.
Findings recently suggest that the fascia holds memory and therefore when the fascia is damaged even if it’s from being born into the world traumatically, this can then be reflected in how we feel on an emotional and physical level later in our lives.
Patients who come to me quite often have tried everything else for their chronic injuries, pain, and reduced mobility. Some patients will feel very little going on, and others are extremely sensitive and will feel hot or cold lines running through their body, pins and needles, cry, clench fists or feel totally relaxed like they’ve been asleep for a week. Patients quite often ring me a few days later saying they went home and slept for hours and hours. This is fantastic as the body is healing.
Therefore, by working with the fascia you can really start to work with some deep-seated ailments, helping to lead you back to optimal health.
Scar Tissue work
Myo facial release works on Reducing pain and restriction (including cording and dragging). Reducing adhesions on both a superficial level and deep within the system. It will enhance movement of the surrounding tissues, and this can reduce pulling and sticking. It will also restore nerve function including numbness, pain and sensitivity creating better internal function.
After Scar tissue work the adhesions will feel smoother and ‘ not sticky’.
'I welcome challenge and change and my passion is my work.’
Bowen is holistic, this means it treats you as a whole. It helps to re balance the nervous system and aids the body to heal itself.
I always start with a pretreatment assessment, interpretation and diagnosis of the patient by locating the site of dysfunction. After allowing a response time of just a few minutes where I will leave the room to allow the healing process to take place, I will then reassess and determine whether function has been restored or if more intervention is required.
The Bowen technique is a series of gentle rolling type moves that are made on precise points of the body across muscles, tendons, nerves, and the fascia. It is not a massage or manipulation. It can be done through light clothing.
Bowen is suitable for people of all ages and levels of mobility, including babies and expectant mothers.
Bowen has brought relief to many conditions that have been presented to me are: dizziness, back problems, jaw issues, head aches, migraines, hormone issues, bowel issues, gut issues, IBS, sciatica, sleep issues, fatigue, tennis elbow, knee pain, frozen shoulder, respiratory issues, stress, pelvic tilt, repetitive strain, sports injuries just to list a few.
After the treatment you might feel very tired and will be asked to go for a walk for about 10 minutes and drink some water to support your treatment and help flush out any toxins. You will be asked to observe any changes you experience in the few days after your treatment and possibly asked to carry out some exercises.
Deep tissue massage is a technique that's mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries. It involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes.
Jenna began her journey as a massage therapist in 1998 going on to work in Gym environments specialising in Sports injuries using deep tissue and remedial massage techniques. Having had Myo Fascial Release treatment herself after a riding accident, she trained to become an Advanced Myo Fascial Release (MFR) practitioner gaining a distinction in her final exam.
Recently Jenna has qualified as an Assessment Led Bowen Therapist and has been able to augment her practice which allows treatments to be fine tuned to each individual patient.
She plays hockey for Taw Valley ladies 1st team and is involved in a wide range of sports all of which have proved invaluable in recognising the onset of specific injuries, why they occurred in the first place and how to follow up from the point of injury to full recovery. Jenna works tirelessly to get her clients pain free, repaired and re balanced in mind and body.
Jenna's goal is to treat the body as a whole and has found quite often that when people come to her with a problem, it may be direct trauma or it may be referred pain. She looks at the "whys and hows" and what can we do to alter causes and improve outcomes with stretching, adjustments and home follow-on techniques such as foam rolling.
'It is rare that only one thing is needing to be considered or is requiring just a "quick fix". The rewarding "long term fix" comes when we examine the "whole" and work with muscle tension and inflammation within the body.'
You'll notice the word "we", this is because it's a joint effort in getting things right between Jenna and her patient.
Jenna has had wide experience and success in working with a variety of conditions including, frozen shoulder, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, bursitis, head aches, lock jaw, children with ADHD, scar tissue following C section, tissue trauma from snake bite, ankle fractures that have been plated, sciatica, emotional trauma and so much more.
'I welcome challenge and change and my passion is my work.
Jenna has a good set of testimonials from a wide range of patients.