About Jane

Myofascial Release - an overview of myofascia and why it may need to be released

 

Hello, I’m Jane and I’m a Complementary Therapist specialising in Myofascial therapy and Scar Tissue Release.
(Although I’m also a Remedial and Sports Massage Therapist, Reflexologist, Meditation and Energy Practitioner but that would make a very long job title!).

I'll work with you as a whole person not just as an injury or condition.

I speak from the heart when I say I feel very privileged to work doing what I love i.e. helping people out of the body restrictions, habits and stories that help to create a cycle of pain.
On a typical day most people I see come, or are referred, to me because they are suffering with pain. It could be due to an injury, posture, medical condition, scarring, habits, the list is endless. But often it is a combination of many things; a lifetime of knocks, scrapes, falls, relationships, sadness, birth, death, stress and everything that is this life and makes us who we are. All of this is our story and it’s imprinted on our body, creating the conditions where we can start to feel constricted, in pain and sometimes fighting a losing battle. The sad thing is this stops us doing what we love.

So when we work together, I’ll work with you as a whole person not just an injury or condition. I’ll ask about your story and your experiences (as well as your pain) and we’ll discuss a plan that aims to create the conditions that are right for your own healing. We’ll try and join the dots that help you connect with doing what you love again.

Something I’m working with more and more and that I’m particularly passionate about is scar tissue release. Time and time again I meet people whose pain cycles are linked to scar tissue. Irrespective of whether the scar is caused by injury, accident or by choice, its effect on the body can be harmful and destructive. Through working with people with appendectomy, cesarian, mole removal, self harm, general surgical and accident scars amongst others, I’ve witnessed the transformational effects that scar tissue release can have, helping not only the physical discomfort but the emotional bonds of the scar too.

But I’ve not always been a therapist. During my 20s and 30s I was immersed in the hedonistic and stressful corporate world of marketing and pr. Too may late nights, too much alcohol, over consumption, chronic stress and toxic relationships was my world. I neglected my body, my mind and my spirit and in the end it all took its toll. My body decided enough was enough and all came crashing down in a period of ill health, pain and depression.

we’ll discuss a plan that aims to create the conditions that are right for your own healing

Through this period though, however bleak and dark it seemed at the time I learnt a lot about myself. I began to meditate and listen to my body. I ran off to Nepal to seek solitude in the mountains and forests. I started to nourish my spirit and connect with the natural world again. I treated myself with kindness and care and love; seeking help and healing from others and finding answers and healing within. It is by working through my own habits and healing that I eventually found my way to training professionally in complementary healthcare. Using my experiences of meditation, breath work and energy healing adds an extra dimension to what I do.

During my training (which is still ongoing; I don't think a therapist ever stops learning!) I had the opportunity work with some amazing teachers and to study everything from anatomy, clinical remedial and sports massage work, Swedish and Therapeutic Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Meditation, Eastern and Indigenous Energy Healing techniques. But it was myofascial release that changed my approach to how I practice. I found that myofascial release touched people on a very deep level. Not only at the level of deep physical pain and restriction but showing us our connection to habits, thoughts and patterns that help to create those restrictions. It is at the same time science and magical.

So if you’re looking for a slightly different approach and you’ve read about myofascial release and feel it may help or have run out of options and want to reconnect with yourself and what you love I’d be very happy to work with you.

Jane

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