MYOFASCIAL RELEASE THERAPY
Fascia is a connective tissue fiber, primarily collagen, that are densely woven, sheltering and interpenetrating every nerve, muscle, bone artery and vein, as well as, all of our internal organs including the heart, lungs, brain and spinal cord. It is a interminable structure of collagen fibers oriented in a wavy pattern parallel to the direction of pull. It survives from head to toe without disconnection.
Myofascial restrictions may be a result of a inflammatory response, trauma and/or a surgical procedure. Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) focuses on softening the connective tissue to release muscular shortness and tightness while freeing fascial restrictions. On a nervous system level this work helps the body become more aware of itself and less prone to injury.
MFR is applied by using gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. 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.
MFR is performed directly on skin omitting lubricants or machinery. This will facilitate accurately detected fascial restrictions and apply the applicable amount of sustained pressure to release the restricted fascia.