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Myofascial Release (MFR)

What is Myofascial Release (MFR)?

Myo means muscle, and fascia means connective tissue.  MFR works with the tissues, muscles, nerves, and the overall nervous system to release and return tissue and muscles to their normal resting length. 

Using a soft, gentle touch, “listening” to the client’s body and finding restrictions, tightness, adhesions, and a variety of layers having problems, the therapist aids the tissues in releasing the muscles and knots from misalignment and holding patterns.  It does not impose itself onto the tissues or muscles by trying to force relaxation with aggressive techniques. Rather, it engages the muscles and tissues in a cooperative venture and follows the body’s natural way of releasing tightness, congestion, pain, and injury. 

Especially effective around  lingering and/or chronic injuries, this method allows faster healing to muscles and tissues caught up in, and sometimes stuck in, protection and defense mode around the injury beyond what is actually needed. Feel free to ask your therapist any questions you may have about this process.

Myo means muscle, and fascia means connective tissue.  MFR works with the tissues, muscles, nerves, and the overall nervous system to release and return tissue and muscles to their normal resting length.  Using a soft, gentle touch, “listening” to the client’s body and finding restrictions, tightness, adhesions, and a variety of layers having problems, the therapist aids the tissues in releasing the muscles and knots from misalignment and holding patterns.  It does not impose