Myofascial Release Therapy

Myofascial Release therapy (MFR) is an alternative treatment that supports the body’s natural potential to heal itself.  This holistic therapy uses gentle, sustained pressure and stretch, to release restrictions in the fascial system.

A framework of support and protection for the body, the fascial system is comprised of fascia (a connective tissue) and ground substance (a watery lubricant).  Fascia wraps around every muscle, bone, nerve, internal organ, and cell.  Normally fascial fibers, lubricated with ground substance, glide freely.  However, when injured the facial system dehydrates becoming as dense and thick as plastic. Restrictions in the fascia lock down the tissues and organs generating chronic pain, misalignment, and dysfunction in the body.  As restrictions hold they extend a line of pull to distant areas creating complex patterns of pain and immobility.

MFR is comprised of a triad of techniques; Myofascial Release (structural release), Rebounding (wave-like rocking motion), and Unwinding (facilitated movement). Together they create a powerful shift in the physical and emotional body opening you to a freedom you may never have experienced.  

What to expect

This session begins with postural assessment for areas of imbalance, decreased flexibility, and tightness.  Prolonged pressure and stretch will be applied to release fascial restrictions.  Techniques will be held for a minimum of 3-5 minutes for releases to occur.  This is not a massage; no lotions are used so that the therapist can adhere properly to the skin and connect with the fascia.  For MFR treatment men will need to bring a pair of loose fitting shorts (no zippers).  For women an everyday bra and underwear work the best. However, if you are more modest loose fitting shorts or yoga shorts (must not cover the thigh) and a sport bra are acceptable.  Be certain that your skin is free of lotion and perfume.  Freedom of movement is best for this session so no covers/blankets will be used.

MFR HELPS TO RELIEVE:

Chronic pain

Back pain

Sciatica

Bulging disc

Neck pain

Migraines

Headaches

Tinnitus

Whiplash

Fibromyalgia

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Pelvic pain

Menstrual problems

Endometriosis

Bladder problems

Interstitial cystitis

Vulvodynia

TMJ syndrome

Plantar fasciitis

Bursitis

Scars

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Frozen shoulder

Osteoarthritis

Emotional trauma

And much more