Advanced Myofascial, Psoas, Sciatic Nerve and Pelvic Release
Physical Activity and Life Coaching
Jelle Schaegen Bodywork has more than thirty years of experience in working with neck, back, shoulder and hip related problems using advanced myofascial release massage techniques.
This website will give you an idea about how we work and explain the terms we use and details about our practice.
To help you understand what we do, we have chosen to refer to articles written by professional bodyworkers. However that does not mean that we ourselves have little to tell or to teach. On the contrary, we will be happy to share valuable information with you when you visit us.
If you would like to expand your understanding about the terms we use, may we suggest you have a look here – you will find a lot of relevant information available on this subject.
N.B. There is a big difference between how Jelle Schaegen works and how other practioners of MFR are used to apply their treatments. The following describes how he does that. Using a prepared soft cloth Jelle will apply a highly dosed amount of pressure on precisely delineated spots in your body. Right at the very spots where the fascia, fibrous connective tissue, in time has unduly proliferated. He mainly works within the torso.
Usually in that way he is able to release strongly compressed tissues which have been entrapped by the fascia which on their turn have been impinging, snaring or strangling vital nerves in the body. These tenacious contracted tissues can be closely situated all along the inside of the vertebral column. But also around and right on top of special nerve plexuses which lie deep underneath the collar bone and more towards the inside of your shoulderblade. Or on top of your shoulders, the back of your neck and head, underneath your diagphragm, deep within your pelvis, your gluteal muscles or even within the pelvic floor.
When you are having a problem with your arm, hand or fingers; your leg, knee, ankle, foot, toes, etc., he will mend that problem merely in the trunk. If it can’t be solved that way while exercising just some patience; then usually it is just not going to be that easy to find another option elsewhere.
Bodywork is the term that is used to describe many different techniques that are used to provide healing and relaxation through physical manipulation. This manipulation of the body can be achieved in many ways depending on what type of therapy is being used. Some forms of bodywork involve manipulation of posture, exercise, energy rebalancing, and more.
The term applies to many different types of therapies and treatments, including the following and much more: Chiropractic, Rolfing, Postural Integration, Rebalancing, Craniosacral Therapy, Bioenergetics, Neo-Reichian Therapy, Alexander technique, Reiki, Myotherapy, Massage
There are three categories of techniques that are used in bodywork. While some forms of bodywork will utilize more than one of these, to be considered bodywork, it must consist of at least one: Massage, Energy Balancing, Movement Awareness and Structural Realignment.
Most bodywork techniques are based on a holistic view of health and believe that it is just as important to treat the mind as it is the body.
There is also a necessity to provide relevant information about the literal or experiential meaning of what physical, emotional, mental or spiritual well being is.
Many people from all walks of life, both young and old, can benefit from bodywork therapy. The most important thing is to inform your practitioner of any medical conditions you may have, as well as to ask your physician if there is any reason you shouldn’t receive a specific bodywork therapy treatment.
Bodywork therapy can help in many ways, physically, emotionally and mentally. Research the many different forms of bodywork to determine which one is best for you.
For more details about our practice or to book a session, please contact us here.
I just wanted to drop you a note to say thanks again, my back just got better and better and you rescued the last 2 days of my holiday. I have left your card in the house with a note to say “if you’re broken, call this man, he will fix you”. Anyway I just wanted to say thank you again!
Mrs. C. M. July 7 2017, Oxfordshire, UK.
Thanks so much for all you did during those 2 massages, its really brought my awareness to the amount of old family anger Im still carrying. Now I can see and feel it I am trying to break the pattern.
I am staying with my very old Mum and I am determined not to end up like her with a lot of anger resulting in constant pain; this goes back through the female ancestry as far as I can tell. Anyway, your description of fascia being steel or liquid is very helpful. Hope you are having a busy time, you are such a good healer.
Mrs. S. J., July 7 2018, Somerset, UK
Jelle is one of those people who has a genuine gift, an ability to really feel and understand the body. His work is deep and he’s able to release stress and deeply held trauma in a way I’ve never encountered before. My body has more energy and vitality after a session with Jelle. He gives me more body confidence and flexibility. His work helps me with my IBS and I run further and faster after a session (but not straight away!). I have no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending him.
David Taylor, February 28, Somerset, UK http://www.earthspirit-centre.co.uk/index.php
Last time I had a treatment with Jelle I had a significant and lasting reduction of the pain/discomfort/tension I had been having in my hip area for months.
Mrs. R. A., March 13 2019, Somerset, UK
I am so grateful to the friend who recommended Jelle to me. It is very rare to find someone with his level of expertise and experience. His work is very deep and can be quite a challenge at times! It is not perhaps for the faint of heart. Jelle creates a very safe and comfortable space that allowed me and my body to relax into the work and I have experienced some profound shifts. Specifically I was in a lot of pain across my shoulders and neck which was relieved after my first few sessions. Also I had been experiencing a weakened grip in both hands over the last few years. After 5 sessions with Jelle my grip is almost back to normal. Moreover the effects have been lasting. He is a master at
what he does and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Mrs. F. B., APRIL 1 2019, Somerset, UK
Jelle works on a very deep level and is able to go to the root cause of the problem. In my case: I had a pretty severe problem with my left shoulder. It was extremely challenging and painful to use my arm.
After two treatments from Jelle I was able to move my shoulder and arm again. Thank you Jelle!!!
Toon Roijers, April 9 2019, Port D’Andratx, Mallorca
I first met Jelle in March 2016 while on holiday in Spain. He changed my understanding of how one’s body works especially with the mind body connection. When Jelle is in Glastonbury or London I make sure to see him for a few sessions. I wish he lived in the UK so I could see him more than a couple of times a year. After a session with Jelle my body feels so free and light. If any part of your body has any niggles, Jelle can most likely sort you out. My sister came from abroad with 2 fingers she could not bend properly and after 2 sessions she was back to normal. No matter what ails you, it is worth considering Jelle for a session. I cannot say enough about Jelle and his magic fingers and brilliant mind.
Most Sincerely, Mrs. D., April 11 2019, London, UK
If you are having pain wherever in your body, Jelle is the guy to go to!
He is the best Myofascial Release Therapist imaginable. He’s professional, considerate, inspiring and down-to-earth. As no other he truly knows how to release you from the agony of any discomfort you may suffer from. I do recommend him wholeheartedly!
Mariëlle Jansen, April 17 2019, Zutphen, The Netherlands, https://core-coaching.nl/marielle-jansen/
Thanks for all you’re help and hard work. If I was to describe my experience with you. I would have to say it was physically,mentally, emotionally and spiritually freeing. The physical side is that I feel younger and more flexible.
Mentally was through our talks and you’re wisdom, emotionally was being able to trust you with my thoughts and feelings and the loving understanding you had, spiritually now I have a total reconnection to myself spiritually. All in all I feel lighter. As if baggage I was carrying in my mind,body and heart has been released. Thank you for your friendship and support.
Tom Maguire, August 2015
Medium, Healer, Mentor and Life Coach
As a bodyworker – who had radical massive cancer surgery 15 years ago, I was very pleased to have 8 sessions in close succession form Jelle. The carpal tunnel syndrome I had, diminishing daily, the right shoulder problem (decades!) going… right knee and right foot ‘Plantar fasciitis’ going… in short – a new body. Jelle has uniquely developed a way to remove the body armouring postulated by Wilhelm Reich. The process is tough but well worth it.
My recommendation is to try one session and then if one can see the benefit – to sign up for another 5 to 10 or so – and to complete the course in close succession to obtain the optimum benefit. I am very grateful to have found such a top notch bodyworker as his work has completely transformed my body. Thank you!
L. J. S. (UK) – M.Sc. July 21-2015
I’m most greatful to Jelle Schaegen for the outstanding results I’ve enjoyed since receiving his Bodywork Healing sessions. After months (and even years) of suffering, my body has gradually released most of the tension and pain I’d been suffering for so long and I’m now trully feeling healthy and alive again. I dearly recommend Jelle’s MFR Bodywork to anyone suffering from physical injuries or stress related pain in the body.
Angel del Carmen
Master Business and Life Coach
What is myofascial release therapy?
If you haven’t heard of myofascial release therapy, then you’ve really been missing out! Many of us have suffered from some form of pain or discomfort in the body, whether it be back pain, headaches or constipation, but in the modern worlds we are told to treat the symptoms, rather than the problem itself.
Learning about fascia may be the long-term solution you’ve been looking for, and I’m not writing this because I’m paid to promote it, but because I have felt the incredible changes that my body experienced after doing just a few sessions and I would like to share it with the world! Read more at: http://www.liveloveraw.com/myofascial-release-therapy/
Anya Andreeva, May 2015, Marbella, Spain Anya is a Raw food chef, writer and an artisan chocolatier.
The treatment itself is not always pleasant; though it appeals to me to be really wiling to join what Jelle’s (skillful) hands are doing. But the tension that I almost experience as being “normal” in my body is precisely touched by it and when I’m standing outside again, I feel a great extensive inner relaxation.
Marijn te Kolsté, April 2015, Houten, The Netherlands Artist: https://www.marijntekolste.nl/
Having been told many times that the body is the key and has the answers locked away inside I still tend to favour the mind and its mind games. But on a recent visit to Spain and suffering severe hip pain I encountered Jelle and some doors started to open, I only hope that without him the doors remain open and I can grow and flourish. I wish I could have taken him home in my suitcase!!!.
The way he works is profound and professional. Jelle is passionate about his work. His knowledge and hands know how to set a body free, more than one has ever felt before! I cannot honestly say the treatment was painless but with his help I was able to breathe my way through it and it was really worth a bit of discomfort.
I even trusted him with my darling dog and it worked for her too…….
Jelle, thank you so much for all your help during my visit on the physical and emotional level.
Ann Starkey, April 2015, Divonne les Bain, France
Thanks to the bodywork of Jelle Schaegen the unconceiveable has happened: he has (or I have through his work) got rid of severe chronic pain in my right ankle and leg, which was years ago diagnosed as arthrosis and could only be battled by strong painkillers. I also had regularly rather sharp pains in my lower back and left hip. All these pains together made even taking a few steps a very unpleasant chore.
With great assurance Jelle never even looked at the ankle, just worked for a few hours on and in the softer parts of my torso, as in the pictures on his website. Even if the therapy is sometimes painful, the peaceful atmosphere Jelle creates and the breathing advice he gives, make the sessions very congenial. I have had (only) three sessions up to now, but already I can walk normally and do not need any painkillers, as the pains have left me!! Thank you, Jelle
Jutka Rona, February 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Photography: http://www.maibeeldbank.nl/fotograaf/35
After decades of various bodywork experiences, from Ayurveda, to Rolfing, to Zen massage, this is the first time I am getting a new body! Young again, supple, flexible… and my Tai Chi practice is the first to get the advantages out of it. I would say that my full body from head to toes and beyond is very happy after the three sessions with you (only three! I still cannot believe it).
“In Marbella we got rid of the old pain in my shoulder and I started to understand the source of the headaches. After that you took care of the hips, legs, neck and spine, everything in my body felt free, supple, just perfect… and my head emptied from any sense of pressure, so thoughts and ideas flow naturally. My emotional state is simply positive and strong. My senses are awake and enjoyable.
“All this coming from THE good bodywork? I knew it was possible, I knew in theory that everything starts from the body and can be healed through it, but this is the first time I can truly experience it, and without the need to undergo any emotional distress or mind trip for years. Such a work is priceless; hope soon more people will understand how important it is to get your good body back, to be able to love, to have a happy life. Thank you.”
Cosimo Mendis, August 2010, Italy, http://www.cosimomendis.com/en/about-me