My first experience of Myofascial Massage therapy was unbelievably helpful to me. I am nearly 65 and I broke my hip about 25 years ago, and after being pinned and plated, my bone compacted in one direction which led to my hips and spine continually getting out of alignment. The metal work was later removed but left me with an ongoing problem which caused me to visit osteopaths, chiropracters and remedial therapists over the years. All of them helped me but none had the impact and lasting effect that the myofascial release did. With Bex’s help, at her instigation, after the fascia were activated, I simply let my leg follow a path of its own choosing, with some support from Bex, and felt no pain while I did so. As my leg ‘unwound’ itself from its semi-locked position and ‘re-wound’ itself, my spine (which was causing me considerable pain while walking) released the accumulated stresses and blockages as loud ‘popping’ noises and I literally felt it free up and move from vertebrae to vertebrae the full length of my spine and then back again. My pain had vanished and I felt completely re-aligned, without any hard or painful pressure being applied to any part of my body- a truly gentle but very powerful release. My only after effect was my leg felt a bit tired the next day as if it had had an exercise work-out, but my pain had gone and my hip and spine stayed ‘freed up’.
I have recently broken the top of my arm and my shoulder was immobilized for several weeks while the bone healed, and my range of arm movement is currently somewhat limited. I am hoping that Bex will be able to activate my ‘fascia’ again and restore my shoulder to its full range of function, with no pain and no strong pressure applied, as she did with my hip. I feel very confident that Bex will not force my body through any range of movement that it cannot cope with, and if it gets ‘stuck’ she will know how to gently release it. Like Bex, I believe in the innate wisdom of the body to heal itself when the right stimulation is given.