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Myofascial Release (MFR)
A skilled Myofascial Release therapist applies gentle, but firm, sustained pressure into areas of the body that have become restricted. It has been found that holding the appropriate amount of pressure for some time allows the tight and restricted muscles and fascia to soften and lengthen. This allows pressure to be taken off of nerves, joints to open, and for the body to return to proper alignment.
MFR is very different from massage. Although massage does have some value, it is also very limited because it does not engage the barrier of the restriction for the required amount of time for the tissue to get a complete release. It is only with sustained pressure into a fascial restriction, that the tissue undergoes permanent change.
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STILL IN PAIN? Have you tried physical therapy, chiropractic, medications, and/or surgery without much success? IS SOMETHING BEING MISSED
What affects the fascia?
Trauma effects the fascia by creating restriction in the system and can come in many forms.
Physical injury such as surgery, muscle injuries, repetitive stress, postural effects, scars, inflammation, inflammatory processes are among the many things that can cause restrictions in the fascia.
Emotional trauma that has occurred throughout our lives also are a cause for restrictions. Our body literally keeps the score of our experiences and our cells have memories of all that has happened in our story. These traumas live in our bodies and are a contributing factor to ongoing pain and dysfunction. Releasing the restrictions releases the trauma and frees the body to move and function in an optimal balanced way.
How do restrictions effect the body?
Myofascial restrictions produce tensile pressure of about 2000 pounds per square inch, resulting in pain that does not show up on standard test like x-ray or MRI. This type of tensile stress is equivalent to two horses standing on your foot. This puts pressure on all the internal structures of the body, nerves, muscles, organs and limits the ability of these structures to move freely and function.
What is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial Release is a gentle, manual therapy technique that has a profound effect on the deep connective tissues (fascia) of the body. The release is initiated by sustained pressure on the fascial system through very specific hands-on techniques. Through this pressure the fascia releases, blood flow increases, and the restrictions in the body are freed. The treatment is highly effective because it treats the body as a whole. Through careful postural analysis as well as feeling for restrictions, the therapist is able to identify the problem areas and then treat them. The treatment involves re -balancing the body to allow it to return to optimal position, thereby allowing the body to heal itself.