TREATMENTS

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Pain is a teacher. It provides information from the body that something is not well and that something needs to change.

I facilitate conscious healing for my clients, working with them to help bring awareness back to within their physical body, not just to alleviate pain.

I apply a Myofascial Stress Release technique, a neuromuscular (Nerve-muscle) technique using trigger points, and knowledge of the origin and insertion of muscles. This technique accesses fascia to release spasming or compensating muscles, clearing these blockages, restoring better balanced muscle recruitment, and maintaining overall physical well-being.

The Body is the Temple of your Soul. Follow the body. Never in any way try and dominate the body. The body is your foundation. Once you have started understanding your body, ninety-nine percent of your miseries will simply disappear.

(Osho The Wisdom of the Sands Volume 2)

WELLNESS

Myofascial Stress Release

Overview: Ideal for injury support & recovery, rehabilitation, chronic condition management, or body balance and maintenance.
Duration: 45 – 60 mins.
Feel:
 Restorative / Healing.
Cost per session: €60

Myofascial stress release is a non-invasive therapy, that does not involve forceful manipulation techniques. MSR is a soft-touch therapy that aims to put the body into a parasympathetic state, or deep state of relaxation, to facilitate the body’s own ability to heal itself. Myofascial stress release is not a massage. 

It is a neuromuscular (Nerve-muscle) technique using trigger points, and knowledge of the origin and insertion of muscles. This technique accesses fascia to release spasming or compensating muscles, clearing these blockages, restoring better balanced muscle recruitment, and maintaining overall physical well-being.

Myofascial stress release is an incredible maintenance technique for athletes and clients with chronic conditions such as carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, back pain, surgery/injury recovery, pregnancy, back spasm, frozen shoulder, sciatica, to name a few. Myofascial stress release sessions are applied with the client being fully clothed. I do not use oils or draping, but rather I apply a very specific drag and pulse technique.

Myofascial Stress Release may facilitate healing of inflammation, muscle spasm, sports injuries, chronic pain, arthritis, whiplash. Release can facilitate correct body alignment, pain and tension relief, and improve joint mobility.

*Recommended 3 session package: €160

*Disclaimer: MSR is not a recognised medical treatment and practitioners may advise clients to seek medical attention in addition to MSR sessions.

Private Only

WELLNESS

Conscious Body Work – 6 Treatment Package

Overview: Ideal for injury support & recovery, rehabilitation, chronic condition management, or body balance and maintenance.
Duration: 3×60 mins + 3×90 mins
Feel:
 Restorative / Healing.
Package Cost: €380

Oftentimes the sensation of pain (or pleasure) is the beginning and ending of our physical consciousness. When I’m in pain I am aware of my body, when I’m not in pain, I’m not aware of my body. But what if the ‘gift’ of an injury, or pain, is an invitation to be more aware, more mindful?

I facilitate conscious body work for my clients, working with them to help bring awareness back to within their physical body, not just to alleviate pain.

Healing cannot be surrogated. It requires bravery, oftentimes brutal honesty, compassionate acceptance and  personal accountability. As the cliché goes – You have to feel it to heal it. Even if the truth of it really brings up negative emotions, the pain (be it physical or emotional) is our greatest teacher. We just have to be willing to listen.

Conscious Body work includes a personalised package of:

  • 3 x Myofascial sessions
  • 3 x Private 90 minute Yoga & conditioning sessions at your home

*Disclaimer: MSR and restorative/rehabilitation yoga are not a recognised medical treatments and practitioners may advise clients to seek medical attention in addition to these treatments.

Private Only

REHABILLITATION / WELLNESS

Restorative/Rehabilitation Yoga

Overview: Empower yourself with enough of your own skill-set, to be able to use a physical practice as a tool, to assist you on your path towards recovery, rehabilitation and equilibrium.
Level: Suitable for all experience levels and all bodies.
Duration: 90 mins.
Feel:
 Restorative / Healing.
Cost per session: €85

Through the benefit of my personal experience of having had a regular practice whilst working through injuries, pregnancies, and post-surgery recovery , I am able to be very creative, practical, and adaptable enough to tailor-develop a personally specific practice relevant to you. I incorporate engaging elements from Core conditioning, Moon sequencing, Yin and rehabilitation. I am of service to you, to empower you with enough of your own skill-set, to be able to use the practice as a tool, to assist you on your path towards personal growth and contentment.

*Recommended 3 session package: €230

*Disclaimer: restorative/rehabilitation yoga is not a recognised medical treatment and practitioners may advise clients to seek medical attention in addition to this treatments.

Private Only

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“Nadia’s way of approaching the body as a holistic system has been an integral support to me in a time of working through injury. She holds a very honest and encouraging space, enabling you to be present and absorb the process of healing and understanding the underlying intelligence of the body. As a fellow practitioner and student of both bodywork and yoga, I have found her willingness to share her experience and knowledge continuously inspiring.”

~ Jani Roodt

“Hi Nadia. Thanks for the treatment yesterday. I think you touched me on a different level since a few people mentioned afterwards that I was glowing. I very much appreciate it.

~ Laura Fernan

“Thanks so much again for today Nadia. You’re a legend at talking through a block and understory. You have an awesome bedside manner and empathy.”

~ Paul Waldeck

“Hi Nadia. That session was truly amazing, I feel so much looser and have slept like a log the last 3 nights. I am singing your praises to everyone I see.”

~ Nikki Pallini

“Hi Nadia, I am still pain free. Thank you.”

~ Dr Dario Costa

Myofascial Stress Release FAQ’s

What is Myofascial Stress Release (MSR)?

The Myofacial Stress Release (MSR) is non-invasive therapy, that does not involve forceful manipulation techniques. MSR works to facilitate the body’s own ability to heal itself. When neural pathways or communication between the brain and muscles in the body are blocked or inhibited this often creates imbalance and/or pain in the body. These blockages can affect a person’s everyday functioning and athletic performance, inhibit the body’s equilibrium, as well as the body’s ability to heal itself.

MSR technique, like the name suggests, works to balance neuromuscular (nerve-muscle)

communication between the brain and the body, clearing these blockages, and rebalancing the motor function of the body so that healing can take place and balance can be restored and maintained.

MSR/Brain body balance is a soft touch technique, rather than a deep tissue massage therapy.

It is a very safe technique, with minimal potential to harm, as it is a very gentle, light hand-on application.

The MSR technique aims to restore elasticity to the fascia and muscles, and release any blockages. MSR can assist in restoring the Myofascial tissue (connective tissue) to its optimal length and health, improving the efficient communication between the brain and the entire cell system of the body.

MSR aims to facilitate the body’s own innate ability to heal and reset and restore

homeostasis, or balance communication between the brain and the body through the nerves. Each nerve is encased in a sheath of fascia. Fascia is physically all pervasive in the body, like a kind of gliding cling wrap. It is found around all nerves, around and between all muscles and organs, and around the bones/skeletal system as well. In ‘unhealthy’ or blocked fascia there is little gliding due to thickening/blockage.

With MSR we work with the biofeedback capacity of the BRAIN which is always checking and balancing every cell the body for optimal function, working with whatever specific physical (and often also emotional) conditions may be present. The body is a self-regulating system and has an inherent ability to re-set neuromuscular blockages and stimulate healing. The soft touch technique aims to further stimulate the body’s healing capacity. The body, therefore, is continuously attempting to reach a state of balance. 

MSR facilitates a positive change in the state of muscle compression by delivering a manually applied signal pulse into the Myofascia. This signal stimulates a reciprocal feedback to the brain, which encourages the muscles and fascia to re-set to

their original length. This restoration of Myofacial tissue can reduce the pressure exerted onto the pain-sensitive structures (such as nerves and blood vessels), correct body alignment and improve mobility to the joints.

In this way MSR aims to release blockages and physical stresses of the body so that optimal, conscious, and functioning balance to the body may be restored. With MSR we facilitate, we do not ‘fix’ per se. MSR releases blockages and restores elasticity, no breaking down of muscles is involved in this technique. Both techniques have their own benefits. In my opinion the quintessential difference is the perception that pain, over and above the pain the client may already be experiencing, is necessary for healing to take place.

MSR/Brain body balance is a soft touch technique, rather than a deep tissue massage therapy. The session aims to keep you, the client, relaxed, without tension, putting you into a parasympathetic state, so as to activate and facilitate healing processes.

There is no manipulation involved and it is done fully clothed. We read/assess your body for any blockages, pain, created by habitual patterns and compensations (over and under worked muscles). We then combine muscle testing, trigger point techniques and myofascial stretch release therapy techniques, together with a slight manual ‘signal’ pulse, to release any over active/spasming muscles, and activate any under-active muscles. We work primarily with a focus on fascia (connective tissue that encases all nerves in the body), and it’s neural influence on muscle tension and activation.

What are the origins of Myofascial Stress Release MSR?

MSR has its origins in Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Bodywork, Body Alignment and Trigger Point Therapy.

How is Myofascial Stress Release different to deep tissue massage?

Deep tissue massage, as the name suggests, is a specific massage technique, that requires the client to be partially undressed, if not fully so, and often involved the use of some kind of oil, or massage lubricant. Here massage therapists may use fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows, and forearms. After the massage, you may feel some stiffness or soreness, but it should subside within a day or so. This deep tissue massage causes the release of metabolic waste from the tissues. Deep tissue massage techniques aim to break up scar tissue and physically break down muscle “knots” or adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) that can disrupt circulation and cause pain, limit range of motion, and cause inflammation.

MSR on the other hand is a form of Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT). It is not a

massage, and is applied to a fully clothed client. The technique uses techniques similar to deep tissue, such as: Myofascial Release, Bodywork, Body Alignment and Trigger Point Therapy. Unlike deep tissue massage, MSR is a soft-touch therapy that aims to put the body into a parasympathetic state, or deep state of relaxation, to allow for healing to take place. It should never be painful, or leave any bruising. It is a very safe technique, with minimal potential to harm, as it is a very gentle, light hand-on application. Deep tissue massage may result in bruising, as it is a massage with deep pressure. Any adrenal response from the body, which would render metabolic waste residue from the tissues, is counter to what the MSR practitioner is aiming to achieve. 

The MSR technique aims to restore elasticity to the fascia and muscles, and release any blockages. MSR can assist in restoring the Myofascial tissue (connective tissue) to its optimal length and health, improving the efficient communication between the brain and the entire cell system of the body.

MSR aims to facilitate the body’s own innate ability to heal and reset and restore

homeostasis, or balance communication between the brain and the body through the nerves. Each nerve is encased in a sheath of fascia. Fascia is physically all pervasive in the body, like a kind of gliding cling wrap. It is found around all nerves, around and between all muscles and organs, and around the bones/skeletal system as well. In ‘unhealthy’ or blocked fascia there is little gliding due to thickening/blockage.

With MSR we work with the biofeedback capacity of the BRAIN which is always checking and balancing every cell the body for optimal function, working with whatever specific physical (and often also emotional) conditions may be present. The body is a self-regulating system and has an inherent ability to re-set neuromuscular blockages and stimulate healing. The soft touch technique aims to further stimulate the body’s healing capacity. The body, therefore, is continuously attempting to reach a state of balance. 

At the beginning of a deep tissue massage, lighter pressure is generally applied to warm up and prep the muscles. Specific techniques are then applied. The most common techniques include: Stripping: Deep, gliding pressure along the length of the muscle fibres using the elbow, forearm, knuckles, and thumbs Friction: Pressure applied across the grain of a muscle to release adhesions and realign tissue fibres usually focuses on a specific problem, such as chronic muscle pain, injury rehabilitation.

MSR facilitates a positive change in the state of muscle compression by delivering a manually applied signal pulse into the Myofascia. This signal stimulates a reciprocal feedback to the brain, which encourages the muscles and fascia to re-set to

their original length. This restoration of Myofacial tissue can reduce the pressure exerted onto the pain-sensitive structures (such as nerves and blood vessels), correct body alignment and improve mobility to the joints.

In this way MSR aims to release blockages and physical stresses of the body so that optimal, conscious, and functioning balance to the body may be restored. With MSR we facilitate, we do not ‘fix’ per se. Deep tissue massage works to break down muscle tension, and in turn muscle with it, so that it repairs. MSR releases blockages and restores elasticity, no breaking down of muscles is involved in this technique. Both techniques have their own benefits. In my opinion the quintessential difference is the perception that pain, over and above the pain the client may already be experiencing, is necessary for healing to take place.

What you can expect from a Myofascial Stress Release (MSR) session?

MSR/Brain body balance is a soft touch technique, rather than a deep tissue massage therapy. The session aims to keep you, the client, relaxed, without tension, putting you into a parasympathetic state, so as to activate and facilitate healing processes.

There is no manipulation involved and it is done fully clothed. We read/assess your body for any blockages, pain, created by habitual patterns and compensations (over and under worked muscles). We then combine muscle testing, trigger point techniques and myofascial stretch release therapy techniques, together with a slight manual ‘signal’ pulse, to release any over active/spasming muscles, and activate any under-active muscles. We work primarily with a focus on fascia (connective tissue that encases all nerves in the body), and it’s neural influence on muscle tension and activation.

Who is Myofascial Stress Release suitable for?

MSR is suitable for everyone from age 12 and up, pregnancy, postpartum, those working with injury & surgical rehabilitation, stress management, athletic maintenance and improved performance recovery, and for people who live alone and have no regular physical contact.

Continuous application of MSR may facilitate alleviation of the following conditions:

  • Back pain
  • Neck and shoulder tension
  • Insomnia
  • Tense muscles / immobility / inhibited body movement
  • Painful joints
  • Scoliosis
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Whiplash, tinnitus and dizziness
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Numbness of the extremities
  • Digestive problems
  • Panic attacks and heart palpitations
  • Numbness / ‘Pins and Needles’