Benefits of Myofascial Release (MFR)

Many painful, chronic conditions are caused by dysfunction in the fascial system, which is the continuous network of connective tissue that surrounds every muscle, organ, nerve, blood vessel, and cell in the entire body. Healthy fascia (pronounced fa-shuh) is strong yet soft, fluid, adaptable, and acts as a glide mechanism so that structures in the body can function properly. However, fascia can become restricted, dry, brittle, dense, and “stuck” or “glue-like” in response to trauma, inflammation, and habitually poor posture.

Myofascial Release (MFR) can help you return to an active, pain-free lifestyle. It improves or relieves:

  • Back Pain
  • PTSD
  • Migraines
  • Whiplash
  • Neck Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Chronic Pain
  • Disc Problems
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Neurological Dysfunction
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Adhesions
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Jaw Pain (TMJ)
  • Painful Scars
  • Scoliosis

Traditionally, Western medicine has overlooked the importance of the fascial system. Restrictions in the fascia do not show up in any of the standard diagnostic tests such as x-rays, MRI’s, CT scans, and blood work, so conditions that have a fascial origin have been difficult to treat. But you do NOT have to live with pain. If you’ve ever been told that your pain is “all in your head” or that you just have to live with it, if you feel exhausted or run down much of the time, or if you have had to alter your lifestyle to manage your symptoms, MFR might be the answer.

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