Fascia is a continuous sheet of extremely strong, yet mobile connective tissue that supports the entire body. Muscle, bones, tendons, ligaments, vital organs and fascia are so intertwined that it is impossible to separate the influence of one from another. Until recently fascia’s vital function in the body was widely overlooked in the medical community. When your body is injured by falls, accidents, surgery, birth defects, etc. your fascia responds in an effort to protect the injury and results in “restrictions” or areas of adhesions to muscles, bones, nerves, vessels and other soft tissue. These restrictions can decrease the functioning of your body and cause pain.
Myofascial Release (MFR) is a set of hands-on techniques performed to release the grip of restricted fascia. Instead of working in gliding motions over the muscles, MFR is slow, controlled, and focused on manipulating the fascia. The therapist holds pressure positions for three to five minutes with each manipulation. After treatment the affected tissue will become softer, more pliable and it will allow your fascia network to return to its original form. Your body will function with less pain and restriction.
MFR is a dry skin (no lotion) treatment. The therapist needs to sink their hands into your skin, without slipping, and gently push in opposite directions to “take up the slack” and release restrictions.
Feeling a release from MFR is subtle; like a wet spider web pulling apart under your skin or sometimes results in a mild burning sensation. MFR creates profound changes in your body that last much longer than traditional massage.
MFR treatment can resolve pain and discomfort that has inhibited your wellness for years. Come in today to experience the profound benefits of Myofasical release.
** John F. Barnes Myofascial release gives people suffering with Fibromyalgia pain profound relief and benefits.