Myofascial Release (MFR) therapy is a form of bodywork that is manipulative in nature and seeks to rebalance the body by releasing tension in the fascia. Long, stretching strokes are utilized to release muscular tension. This therapy focuses on releasing muscular shortness and tightness. There are a number of conditions and symptoms that this type of therapy addresses.
Many patients seek myofascial treatment after losing flexibility or function following an injury or if experiencing ongoing back, shoulder, hip, or virtually pain in any area containing soft tissue.
Myofascial release therapy treats many conditions including:
- Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Migraine headaches
Patient symptoms usually include:
- Tightness of the tissues that restricts motion or pulls the body out of alignment. For example, the tightness causes individuals to favor and overuse one hip or shoulder
- A sense of excessive pressure on muscles or joints that produces pain
- Pain in any part or parts of the body, including headache or back pain.