Myofascial Release (MFR)
Need to relieve some tension? Are you feeling stressed or need to loosen some muscles? Many people come to MFR after a prolonged period of pain and discomfort as well as limited movement and function. Many of these people have sought help from the healthcare providers to no avail and some even being told that they have to live with the pain for the rest of their lives. This treatment can be used with massage or NSRT to meet the individual needs of each person.
Myofascial Release Massage (also known as “skin rolling”) is a form of therapy and concentrates on a layer of tissue in between your skin and your muscles called the fascia in order to relieve tension, pain and loosen up muscles. Over time, people who have been treated with Myofascial Release said they have found it easier to move about, as well as extreme improvements in their mood and general outlook of life. Using a direct method, therapists mostly use their knuckles and elbows during treatment to stretch the fascia slowly with slight pressure and do not resort to any kind of lubricants to assist them. Myofascial Release should relax your whole body and help you move more freely and easily.
Myofascial release therapy is a specialised physical therapy that affects and releases the restrictions within the fascial and muscular network. The MFR therapist not only takes in to consideration what they see in the patient’s postural assessment but works directly with what they feel and sense from palpating and treating the body.
Once we understand the nature of the fascial network, how it functions and how fascial dysfunction can affect the entire structure, we can begin to understand how symptoms, pain, imbalance and dysfunction develop. In many cases, traditional healthcare focuses on the symptom and where the pain is, then labels the dysfunction. For many people this does not offer an effective solution.
Even though the patient may not feel much happening during the treatment the experienced therapist can actually feel the fascial restrictions, where they go to and subsequently feels the release of those restrictions during the session.