Pressure Point Massage

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release (MFR) is an effective treatment for:

  • musculoskeletal pain & joint injury

  • scar tissue due to injury or surgery

  • sciatica, SI joint dysfunction & pelvic imbalance

  • whiplash & neck pain

  • Thoracic Outlet, Carpal Tunnel, Bell's Palsy & nerve entrapments

  • TMJ & repetitive stress injuries (RSI's)

 

Fascia is a dense, web-like network of strong connective tissue found throughout the body.  It binds the muscles, ligaments, blood vessels and nerves, holding everything together from head to feet.  Like snags in a sweater, fascia can pull, drag and scar due to injuries, structural distortions, poor posture, illness, and day-to-day repetitive stress, resulting in increased pressure on nerves, muscles, and blood vessels. Because many standard diagnostics, like x-rays and blood tests, don’t reveal myofascial problems, many people suffering chronic pain and/or restricted mobility may go undiagnosed for years and these restrictions can result in stiff joints, limited range of motion, numbness, tingling, and pain.

Myofascial release is a manual therapy, but it is NOT traditional massage: while the muscle belly may respond to the quicker, repetitive kneading strokes of massage, fascia responds to slow, sustained pressure of various depths.  MFR often works on a broad area of fascial sheet and muscle tissue but may also be targeted to a specific ligament or tendon attachment. MFR movements are similar to pulling taffy, resulting in a gentle stretch that gradually sinks in to soften and lengthen tissues to pull restrictions from the fascial web.

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