Myofascial Release treats the entire Myofascial mind/body complex eliminating the pressure that causes the symptoms. We acknowledge the symptoms but treat the root cause.
Myofascial Release, or "MFR" for short, is a safe and highly effective whole-body hand-on technique to eliminate pain and restore motion. Trauma, surgical procedures, and/or inflammatory responses can create Myofascial restrictions that produce tensile pressures of up to 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures do not show up on standard tests such as X-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, etc.
How is Myofascial Release Different?
Myofascial Release consists of the gentle application of sustained pressure into the fascia and fascial restrictions.
Your myofascial therapist artistically finds the restrictions and removes the slack without sliding on the skin’s surface. This then enables your therapist to use the fascial system as an amazing lever that reaches deeply into your body where significant problems may be located.
This gentle pressure is held for a minimum of 5 minutes allowing a softening and a more lasting release that can be felt throughout the body.
What is "Myofascial?"
"Myo" means muscle. The fascial system or "fascia" is the three-dimensional, continuous web of connective tissue that interfaces and permeates every system, muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel, organ, and cell of our body. Fascia separates, supports, connects, and protects everything in our body. Fascia is our body's shock absorber.
Myofascial problems can be caused by many things. A few are:
Problems MFR helps:
Myofascial Release (MFR) is safe and effective for all ages including infants, children, and seniors.
MFR is wonderful for pregnant women and can help prepare a woman's body for childbirth by balancing the body and the pelvis to allow this natural process to be more easy for mother and child.
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