Myofascial Release Treatment |MFR|, is a hands-on therapy which can release tightened connective tissues throughout the body. It has a healing effect on those tissues in addition to relieving neuromuscular pains and restoring ranges of motion.
Fascia is a loose connective tissue, while bone is a dense connective tissue. Fascia surrounds every structure in the human body as a 3-dimensional web from top to bottom and from inside to outside, without interruption. Bones, tendons, nerves, brain, spinal cord, muscles, heart, lungs, visceral organs, urogenital organs, blood vessels, joints, and even the cells are all coated with this connective tissue
Additionally, the superficial fascia which is made up of 2 layers, covers the entire body from the base of the skull to the tips of the fingers and toes. Deformity of the fascia can occur due to trauma, scarring, inflammation, repetitive stress injury, compensations, stress, etc. These result in a binding down effect which places pressure and tension on muscles, nerve ends, and organs which results in pain and other dysfunctions all over the body.
Gentle traction and release of pressure allows the body to return slowly to it's normal postural state. Myofascial release uses a number of gentle release techniques as taught by physical therapist, John F. Barnes.
"Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease."
Benefits of MFR
One of the best-known benefits of massage therapy is its ability to enhance feelings of well-being. Massage produces chemical changes in the brain that result in a feeling of relaxation and calm. It also reduces levels of stress hormones. Massage therapy lowers levels of the stress hormone cortisol by an average of 30 percent. Massage also increases serotonin and dopamine, neurotransmitters that help reduce depression.
Myofascial Release Massage Therapy is used to treat the following conditions:
▪ Chronic Neck ▪ Back and Shoulder Pain ▪ Migraines ▪ TMJ ▪ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ▪
▪ Whiplash ▪ Bursitis ▪ Autism ▪ Sports & Accident Injuries ▪ Pelvic Floor Dysfunction ▪ Sciatica ▪
▪ Restricted Motion ▪ Stress ▪ Fibromyalgia ▪ Autoimmune Disorders ▪ Herniated Disc ▪ Autism ▪
▪ Pelvic & Tailbone Pain ▪ Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ▪ Oral Problems ▪ Sacroiliac Joint Disorder ▪
▪ Emotional Difficulties ▪ Hearing Problems ▪ Learning Disabilities ▪ Spinal Stenosis ▪
▪ Post-surgery Scar Tissue Release [ i.e. surgery, breast augmentation, plastic surgery] ▪
▪ Post-Surgical Dysfunction ▪ Curvature ▪ Hip & Joint Replacement Recovery ▪ Plantar Fascitis ▪
▪ Digestive and Elimination Problems ▪ Endometriosis ▪ Pre and Post-Pregnancy problems ▪
▪ Infertility Problems [ For more information on Infertility and Myofascial Release - click here ] ▪