what is myofascial release (mfr)?

Myofascial Release Therapy

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Myofascial Release (MFR) is considered to be an amazing form of manual therapy that is safe and consistently effective in producing lasting results. It is a whole-body, sustained-pressure, hands-on approach designed to treat the human structure with precision.


During a Dynamic MFR session, there is a synergistic flow between traditional massage techniques and the gentle application of sustained pressure applied into different areas of the body. There is an essential "time element" that is utilized by the therapist, and must be held long enough, with just the right amount of pressure. In doing so,an environment is created allowing space for your bodies fluids to flow, which in turn hydrates and detoxifies cells and tissues, thus allowing for lasting healing to occur.


Just by living daily life, we accumulate these tissue restrictions from both physical and emotional trauma, inflammatory responses, and for some of us, surgical procedures. Each of these restrictions can produce incredible pressures on highly sensitive nerves and blood vessels, thus creating the cycle of dysfunction and pain. 


The fascia is a tough connective tissue that spreads through the entire body in a three-dimensional web from head to foot, without interruption. It has been estimated that if every structure of the body except the fascia were removed, the body would retain its shape. Fascia covers and surrounds and penetrates every muscle, bone, nerve, organ, and vessel of the body down to the cellular level. Therefore, malfunction of the fascial system anywhere in the body can cause pain and restricted range of motion through any of the bodies structures. Restrictions in one area can have an effect on another area far away from the root of the problem, making traditional diagnosis of symptoms difficult.


Common problems Dynamic MFR can help with:

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  • Back Pain
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Chronic Pain
  • Disc Problems
  • Migraine
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction 
  • Neurological Dysfunction
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Adhesions
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Jaw Pain (TMJ)
  • Painful Scars
  • Scoliosis
  • Infants/Children
  • Sciatica
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrom