Myofascial Release is a relatively unknown, but scientifically proven alternative to invasive vaginal mesh implant surgery that is commonly used to treat pelvic organ prolapse.
- One in three women will experience urinary incontinence in their life time; often linked to pelvic organ prolapse.
- In the UK, 15,000 women each year undergo vaginal mesh implant surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (a bulging of one or more of the pelvic organs into the vagina): 1 in 15 implants is removed due to problems. This corrective surgery has caused life-changing complications for thousands of woman.
- Myofascial Release is a gentle hands-on technique that finds and treats the cause of prolapses – the therapist works with your body to release the restrictions that put strain on the pelvic organs.
- Women having this treatment have avoided surgery for their prolapses, as well as reducing their symptoms such as incontinence and pain.
Wendy (62) from Bath was advised to have vaginal mesh implant surgery to correct her prolapses. Following a two-week intensive course of Myofascial Release treatment, she no longer needed to wear a pessary (used to hold the prolapse in place) and her symptoms were resolving. She said,
“I have come away with a new pelvic floor/vagina! My body has changed and I am feeling in touch with it. My self-confidence will just grow and grow from this.”
Myofascial Release was developed by American Physiotherapist John Barnes over 30 years ago. Specialist therapists assess and feel into your fascial system for the cause of symptoms such as pain, tension and inflammation. Your fascia is a continuous network of connective tissue that links each of the 37.2 trillion cells in your body. Throughout your life, this connective tissue tightens in response to physical and emotional trauma, putting strain on organs and tissue, and compressing nerve endings. The treatment works with your body to untangle these restrictions, taking pressure off nerve endings and allowing your body to heal.
Specialist Myofascial Release Physiotherapist Nikki Robinson says, “Too many women are living with the symptoms of Pelvic Organ Prolapse or are having risky surgery because they do not know that there is an alternative. Surely the time has come to tell them that they can be helped and they don’t have to suffer.”