Myofascial Release (MFR) is a hands on soft tissue technique that releases tightness and pain. The therapist applies a gentle constant pressure to the layer of fascia, found between the skin and the muscle. It is sometimes referred to as the “straitjacket” layer which can also be damaged and retain trauma memory causing pain and pressure.
When we experience pain, the medical industry prescribes drugs to alleviate discomfort. However, while these drugs provide temporary relief, they do nothing to address the true cause of the pain. This in tern results in the pain coming back. MFR therapy is a one of a kind therapy that truly releases the fascia eliminating interference and pain, as well as addressing the source of the discomfort.
Surgical procedures, traumas, and inflammatory responses all have potential to cause Myofascial restrictions. These constraints can produce pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch. Many of the advanced equipment (X-rays, CAT scans, Electromyography, etc.) we have today are unable to detect the fascia obstructions.
Therapists perform MFR to specific areas of the body without using oils or creams. This allows them to properly gauge the amount of pressure needed to appropriately release the restrictions.
Myofascial therapy is a technique that can help address many issues including:
- Chronic Pain
- Neck Pain
- Disc Problem
- Pelvic floor function
- Carpel tunnel
- And More…