Meet Jason, our expert in Remedial, Sports, Injury Rehabilitation and Deep Tissue Massage

Jason knowledge and expertise provides him with the ability to help those with long standing musculoskeletal conditions.

Jason’s Background

Jason has an excellent grounding in anatomy and physiology achieved initially through studies in the UK. Along with his background in the fitness industry and rehabilitation experience, he brings to the clinic his own style of therapy combining sports massage, structural alignment and therapeutic massage.  He has an innate ability to identify with each client and their individual needs.  His preferred techniques are myofascial release, trigger point therapy, muscle energy technique, PNF and positional release.

Jason has had over three years’ experience providing positive results for his massage clients.  He holds a Diploma of Remedial Massage and an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy.

Jason is available at our Caloundra clinic on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
 

Myofascial Release (MFR)

Myofascial release (or MFR) therapy is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of muscular shortness and tightness.

“Myo” refers to muscle, and “fascia” to the elastic web of connective tissue that spreads throughout your body and ties it together. Muscles and fascia work together to support your body and facilitate movement.

Myofascial release is a hands on technique involving the application of stretches and pressure to the fascia and muscles. It relieves tension and pain by releasing and lengthening the fascia, which allows muscles to return to their correct position, length and function.

Fascia supports and covers your muscles, and everything else including organs, bones and nerves. Fascia is interwoven like threads in fabric, connecting every part of the body to every other. It binds the human body into an integral whole, allowing the proper function of moving structures including joints, tendons and muscles.

Fascia can become restricted and inelastic from trauma such as accidents and surgery, as well as from poor posture, chronic inflammation and overuse. Prolonged tension from stress or emotional upset can also cause restrictions. Restrictions in the fascia pull on muscles and other structures, causing tightness, pain and limited movement.

Why is myofascial release so effective?

A restriction in the fascia can cause discomfort and limited movement, sometimes in places distant from the root cause. For example, restrictions in the shoulder can pull on and cause pain in the wrist. Your therapist will release restrictions in the whole region, not just one area in isolation. To address pain in the wrist and hand, for example, I may work from the neck all the way to the tips of the fingers.

With restrictions released in the fascia, not only is temporary tightness relieved, but long held patterns of tension can be reverse. This allows muscles to stay lengthen and perform in balance with each other, helping to break habits such as poor posture and protective muscle guarding. Because of this, people often notice that their pain relief, improved movement and other effects are long-lasting.

What else can you do?

After you treatment I may suggest specific exercises or stretchers to help keep your muscles flexible and lengthened, and/or relaxation techniques to decrease muscle tension. As you integrate stretching and relaxation into your self-care regimen, you can expect increased self awareness. This may reinforce improved movement patterns and help you release tension before it becomes a problem.

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