Okay, here is the skinrolling photo I was referencing above (from the Chiro Again, page 6 thread). Decided to go ahead and post it into its own thread.Originally Posted By: LisaTI would love to see a picture. I may have an idea, but I'm not sure.Originally Posted By: Myrika_BetulaLisaT: you should be able to release the hamstrings dramatically with some sportstherapy techniques by getting at the attachment points and then follow up with compression. It's tough with something that has been an issue for a while, muscle resisting release, especially with regard to fascia.
An easy technique that works great for superficial fascia release is skinrolling - applied along the spine and over the hind end completely, all the way to the knees. When an area is really stuck it becomes difficult to get your fingers in there to pick the skin up but it can be done with persistence. You'll be amazed at the difference.
I'd be happy to post a pic, if you'd like.
I know that she finds Bowen therapy extremely painful, and doesn't seem to get that much relief from it. Gentle myofascial, and even light therapy and magnetic therapy work well on her.
I am skinrolling Willow's spine:
You can do this all over the body, and will most likely run into stuck areas that via persistence will loosen and you'll be able to grab more skin - superficial tissue and fascia. You may find that it's really stuck or restricted near the hind end, or right at the hips. Or, at injury or surgical sites where scar tissue has been building up.
When you work on areas like the ankle or knee (a lot of bone, not much muscle), you can use one hand or a few fingers even.