Myofascial Release

A gentle blend of stretching and massage, Myofascial Release (MFR) therapy uses hands-on manipulation of the body to promote healing, release and pain relief. Poor posture, physical injury, illness and emotional stress can throw the body out of alignment and cause its intricate web of fascia to become tight and constricted.

The skillful use of the hands in MFR releases disruptions in this fascial network that links every organ and tissue in the body with every other part. Pressure on the bones, joints and nerves is relieved in the process and balance is restored.  The release of tension from the therapy allows more functional flexibility and mobility of the muscles, fascia and associated structures.

Myofascial release therapy may be helpful for many physical problems including:

  • Back strain and general chronic or acute back pain
  • Lumbar and thoracic pain
  • Chronic cervical pain
  • Dizziness, vertigo
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fibrositis
  • Headaches
  • Myofascial pain dysfunction
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Post-polio symptoms
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Whiplash
  • Chronic pain syndromes

MFR treatments take one hour and will include a physical assessment before the treatment. A series of treatments may be necessary although relief may be obtained in one session and is generally suitable for patients of all ages.

Please note, no oil or lubricant is used during the MFR treatment so patients are required not to use any body lotions or creams prior to their appointment.