Myofascial Release (MFR) is a specialised physical and manual therapy used for the effective treatment and rehabilitation of soft tissue and fascial aches, pains, tension and restrictions. It works by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood, oxygen, and lymphatic circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles.
It can only be performed on dry skin so your therapist can feel deeper into the tissue. Using oils or creams during treatment means the therapist is sliding on your skin and therefore unable to properly sustain pressures that release and melt restrictions in your body.
There are many benefits to Myofascial Release, including:
1. Pain relief: Myofascial Release can help to relieve chronic pain caused by tension and tightness in the fascia.
2. Improved flexibility and range of motion: By releasing tension and promoting relaxation in the fascia, Myofascial Release can help to improve your flexibility and range of motion.
3. Better posture: Poor posture can be caused by tight fascia, which can put strain on your muscles and joints. Myofascial Release can help to release this tension and improve your posture.
4. Reduced stress and anxiety: Myofascial Release can promote relaxation and reduce stress and anxiety, which can have a positive impact on your overall well-being.
During a Myofascial Release session, your therapist will use gentle pressure and stretching techniques to release tension in your fascia. They will use their hands, elbows, or special tools to apply pressure to specific areas of your body, and they will work with you to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the session.
If you are looking for a safe and effective way to relieve pain, improve your flexibility and range of motion, and reduce stress and anxiety, Myofascial Release may be the perfect treatment for you. It is a gentle and non-invasive technique that can be customised to meet your individual needs, and it can provide long-lasting relief from chronic pain and tension.
More information can be found at https://www.myofascialrelease.co.uk/
Myosfascial Release is performed on our Clinical Massage Treatments.