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How does Myofascial Release work?

This week I chat with my Myofascial Release Therapy teacher Chris O'Brien (same surname is a coincidence) about his body of work called Core Body Therapy.

Chris talks about the importance of the neutral practitioner and seeking permission from the client before beginning body work. After sinking into a muscle or trigger spot, we wait for it to melt and follow the line of tension. Once relaxed and open, layers of physical, emotional or mental conflict rise to the surface.  It's in this "stillness beyond the storm" that healing happens.

We have limitless capacity to heal when we trust that inner space to feel safe in it and hang there a while. It's the stillness beyond that initial sensation of relief and takes patience to reach. That's the secret!

What you'll get from tuning in

  • A wider understanding of Myofascial release
  • How some people are trained in the practice
  • Understanding of the benefits of Myofascial release
  • The importance of stillness
  • Chris’ insight into the magic of Myofascial

Favourite Quotes

“The Mind-Body connection and environmental impacts will continue to play if the body is not continually enabled to be resilient”

“Find that internal space of stillness, let yourself sink and be there.”


Photo by Toa Heftiba


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