Myofascial Release (MFR™) is a hands-on treatment that addresses the often overlooked fascial restrictions that can develop due to injury, post surgical scarring, poor posture, or trauma. Through the use of gentle sustained pressures and stretching that release the restricted areas of fascia, the body is able to return to a more normal state of balance and alignment.This in turn removes the pressure off connective structures allowing for increased range of motion, function, and decreased pain and discomfort. Read more treatment details on the site of John F. Barnes.
Fascia is a three dimensional network of collagen and elastic fibers (connective tissue) infused with a gel-like liquid called ground substance. It is a continuous network that surrounds and interconnects with every muscle, blood vessel, nerve, and organ of your body. Read more details about Myofascial Release on our FAQ page
Why Treat the Fascia
Through trauma, repetitive movement, or poor posture habits, the fascia can become restricted creating a “sweater pull” effect on distant regions of the body. When restricted, it is capable of exerting pressure of up to 2,000 lbs per square inch on pain sensitive structures such as nerves, blood vessels, and joints.