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What is Myofasial Release?

Myofascial release is a safe and effective technique in which gently-held pressure is applied into fascial tissue restrictions to restore fluidity and movement. The reason for the gentle, sustained “time element” relates to a viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon within all fascial tissue. Thus, a low load (gentle/medium pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.

Each myofascial release treatment session is performed directly on the skin without oils. This enables a more accurate detection of fascial restriction and appropriate application of pressure to facilitate fascial change. 

Trauma, inflammatory responses, and surgical procedures can create myofascial restrictions.  Some restrictions can carry tensile pressures up to 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures.  Fascil restrictions are not visible in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.)

Myofascial release requires time and acceptance to work with each unique fascial structure.  One-on-one, custom therapy sessions are hands-on treatments,  utilizing a wide variety of myofascial release techniques and movement therapies.

 

For MFR sessions, please wear a loose and comfortable tank top and gym shorts. The reason for this is some of the MFR release positions are difficult to drape properly.  Of course a sheet and blanket are available if you'd like the extra warmth and security to relax into the MFR holds which can last 3-5 minutes per pose.

 

Along with your MFR session you will receive helpful tips in proper body mechanics and movement, some self treatment instruction for enhancement of strength, improved flexibility, and postural awareness.

 

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