Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the fascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. Each sustained hold is engaged for a minimum of 5 minutes. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.
More than just symptomatic relief…
MFR allows for a more comprehensive approach to healthcare. Fascial restrictions can exert tremendous tensile forces on neuro-muscular skeletal and other pain-sensitive structures. This enormous pressure can create the varying symptoms that we have been trying to eliminate or ‘cover up’ for so long. In attempt to go beyond relieving symptoms, MFR aims to find and eradicate the cause and effect relationship for a permanent resolution of a client’s complex problems.