Myofascial Therapy

Myofascial release (MFR) therapy focuses on releasing muscular shortness and tightness. There are a number of conditions and symptoms that myofascial release therapy addresses.

Many patients seek myofascial treatment after losing flexibility or function following an injury or if experiencing ongoing back, shoulder, neck, hip or virtually pain in any area containing soft tissue.

Other conditions treated by myofascial release therapy include Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder, carpal tunnel syndrome, or possibly fibromyalgia or migraine headaches.

Patient symptoms usually include:

  • Tightness of the tissues that restricts motion or pulls the body out of alignment, causing individuals to favour and overuse one hip or shoulder, for example

  • 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.

Client Benefits of Myofascial Release

  • Reduced inflammation

  • Reduced muscle and nerve pain

  • Decreased fascial tension beneath scar tissue

  • Relief of pain not achieved through conventional therapies

  • Soft tissue mobilization, loosening constricted connective tissues and freeing impinged structures of the muscular and nervous systems

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