Myofascial Release (MFR)
Myofascial release is a technique designed to reduce pain, relieve excessive muscular tone and increase local circulation by working with fascia. Fascia is a connective tissue that surrounds all muscles, muscle groups, bones and organs holding them in place. Abnormal tension patterns in fascia can be caused by inflammation, trauma, surgery, disease or postural imbalances which causes the fasica to become shortened, 'knotty" and restricted in it's movement. As fascia is a continuous sheet that envelopes the entire body, symptoms that appear unrelated can be transmitted from one body part to another through fascial imbalances.