Myofascial Release

  • Decreased pain
  • Improved mobility
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Improved sleep
  • Depression improved
  • Improved feeling of quality of life
Myofascial Release massage.

Myofascial Release (MFR) is a form of soft tissue massage and bodywork used to treat the impaired or altered functions of body structures, which consists of the myoskeletal system, nervous system, and lymphatic system. Normally there can be a lot of pain and immobility for the client afflicted with these restrictions. Relief and improved postural correction is accomplished by relaxing contracted muscles, increasing circulation, increasing blood flow in the veins, increasing circulation in the lymphatic system, stimulating the stretch reflex of the muscles, and softening the overlay of the fascia.

Scientific research studies were done, showing positive results achieved through MFR.

There are two different types of MFR, Direct and Indirect. We practice both here. Overall the massage can be gentler. Using sustained pressure on the medium to light ends, depending on the client’s circumstance. The massage may include stretching and traction of the muscles for added release and softening of the surrounding fascia.

One of the other types of treatment we like to integrate with MFR is NKT. We find this much more effective because we can pinpoint the area of fascia that is the culprit. It is less effective and can actual make you worse to release areas that are inhibited. We tested for this to assure you of accuracy. This way, we are only releasing the compensatory, which will allow you to recover quicker.

We also like to add in when needed stretch therapy. We would only use this in a facilitated area so as not to make you worse.

Benefits from Myofascial Release

  • Decreased pain
  • Improved mobility
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Improved sleep
  • Depression improved
  • Improved feeling of quality of life

The early-on known educators-practitioners that have contributed to the direct massage technique are Robert Ward, William Neidner, Elizabeth Dicke, Ida Rolf, Michael Stanborough, and the indirect technique contributor was Carol Manheim.

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