Myofascial release is a whole-body, hands-on approach for the evaluation and treatment of the human body. It is the application of sustained pressure and movement to eliminate fascial restrictions and restore the body’s natural balance and alignment.
Fascia is a tight connective tissue that spreads throughout the body in a continuous three-dimensional network. It surrounds muscles, bones, nerves, blood vessels, and organs. It functions to separate, connect, support, and protect the structures it surrounds.
Damage to fascia as a result of physical trauma, infection, structural imbalance, bony restrictions, surgery, and/or disease can result in fascial restrictions which place tension and stress on the body. If not addressed, fascial strains will continue to tighten and decrease the flexibility and spontaneity of movement.
MFR can remove pressure from various systems of the body, enhance the relief of pain, and improve the quantity and quality of motion and function.