myofascial-release-productConsists of a gentle application of sustained pressure into fascial restrictions in the body. Fascia is a tough connective tissue that spreads throughout the body in a three-dimensional web from head to foot without interruption. Trauma, posture or inflammation can create a binding down of fascia resulting in excessive pressure on nerves, muscles, blood vessels, osseous structures and organs. The gentle but sustained pressure in the fascial restrictions helps release this binding and relieves pain.

A session may include myofascial unwinding which is spontaneous movement of the client’s body in response to the therapist’s hands and its position in space. Myofascial unwinding shows up as breathing changes, involuntary twitches, and sometimes larger movements like arm or leg stretches or otherwise unprompted movements that the client does not consciously initiate. These movements are natural and a part of the healing process. The therapist supports the client in the unwinding process without directing or manipulating the movement.

In Myofascial Release the craniosacral system is considered to be the deepest layer of the fascial system, and thus an MFR session often includes craniosacral work. In Myofascial Release techniques no oil or cream is applied. Male clients typically wear lose shorts or a bathing suit; female clients usually wear a two-piece bathing suit or lose shorts and a tank top. It is recommended that the client not use lotion or oil in their skin prior to the MFR session as it affects the ability of the therapist to apply sustained pressure without sliding.


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