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Myofascial Release


Myofascial Release | Pain To Performance SolutionsMyofascial Release (MFR) is a form of soft tissue massage and bodywork that is used to treat the impaired or altered functions of body structures which consists of the myoskeletal system, nervous system and lymphatic system. Normally there can be a lot of pain and lack of mobility for the client afflicted with these restrictions. Relief and improved postural correction is accomplished by relaxing contracted muscles, increasing circulation, increasing blood flow in the veins, increasing circulation in the lymphatic system, stimulating the stretch reflex of the muscles and softening the overlay of fascia.

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Scientific research studies done showing positive massage results achieved through MFR.

There are two different types of MFR, Direct and Indirect. We practice both here. Overall the massage can be gentler. Using sustained pressure on the medium to light end, depending on the clients circumstance. The massage may include stretching and traction of the muscles for added release and softening of  the surrounding fascia.

One of the other types of treatment we like to integrate with MFR is NKT. The reason we find this much more effective is because we can actually pinpoint the area of fascia that is the culprit. It is less effective and can actual make you worse to release areas that are inhibited. We tested for this to assure you of accuracy. This way we are only releasing the compensatory which will allow you to recover quicker.

We also like to add in when needed stretch therapy. We would only use this on a facilitated area so not to make you worse.

Benefits from Myofascial Release

  • Decreased pain
  • Improved mobility
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Improved sleep
  • Depression improved
  • Improved feeling of quality of life

The early on known educators-practitioners that have contributed to the direct massage technique are Robert Ward, William Neidner, Elizabeth Dicke, Ida Rolf, Michael Stanborough and the indirect technique contributor was Carol Manheim.

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