Myofascial Release (MFR) is a safe, gentle whole body approach to healing.
Fascia (also known as connective tissue) is the densely woven substance that surrounds and protects every muscle, bone, artery, vein, organ and nerve in your body.
In its natural state, it should be gel-like and glide over your internal structure, but when there is trauma, inflammation, repetitive stress or injury, the fascia becomes tight and restricted. This in turn puts intense pressure on your body, which causes pain.
And because fascia doesn’t show up on most standard tests – such as x-rays or CAT scans – many people experiencing pain as a result of fascial problems don’t get the proper diagnosis and treatment they need.
The reason why Myofascial Release is so effective is because it treats the source of your pain, using applied pressure, massage, stretching and movement to soften and relax the fascia, so your body releases the pain and is protected once more.