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Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a whole-body, hands-on technique that involves mostly gentle sustained manipulation of the connective tissue or fascia. Myofascial Release is most effective when performed one time a week for several weeks. It addresses restrictions and imbalances of the connective tissue in the body and is used to promote wellness, decrease or eliminate pain, and restore movement.

Fascia is a web of connective tissue that runs from the top of our heads to the bottoms of our feet and to our finger tips. It surrounds organs, nerves, and blood vessels and supports our bodies. It affects every system and function in the body. It's health and flexibility is key to our well-being and our ability to perform daily tasks and activities. Fascia requires a different kind of analysis and manipulation then muscles or bones. MFR therapists have developed a keen eye to see where the lines of tensions are coming from and what places need to be worked on to improve overall health and wellness. 

Fascial restrictions can create bizarre symptoms such as pain, tingling or burning either close or far from the originally affected area. They care caused by chronic poor posture, injury, inflammation, surgery, trauma and stress. When fascia becomes injured through trauma, wether physical or emotional, it responds by tightening around the muscles, nerves and vessels. Restrictions are often seen as asymmetry within the body, pulling the body out of its alignment. Overtime, the tight areas pull on the rest of the system. This will create pain, misalignment of the body and the inability to do things we used to do. 

Myofascial Release Therapy benefits include:

  • Reduced pain and tightness

  • Improved posture

  • Better daily functioning

  • Greater flexibility/ease of movement

  • Decreased stress and tension

  • Improved sports performance

  • Higher energy levels

  • Increased body awareness

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