So just what the heck is Myofascial Release (MFR) anyways?

The first thing we have to do is understand what “fascia” is. Fascia is a tough connective tissue which spreads throughout your body in a 3-dimensional web from head to foot without interruption. Trauma, posture, or inflammation can create a binding down of fascia resulting in excessive pressure on nerves, muscles, blood vessels, bones, and organs. Since many of the standard tests such as x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyelography, etc, do not show fascial restrictions, it’s probable that an extremely high percentage of people suffering with pain and/or lack of motion may be having fascial problems, but most go undiagnosed.


Myofascial Release (MFR) consists of gentle application of sustained pressure into the fascial restrictions. Time is crucial here, as the viscoelastic quality of fascia resists suddenly applied force. Therefore, over five to seven minutes, the fascia begins to elongate and re-hydrate, releasing the over 2000 pounds of pressure exerted on pain sensitive structures.

So there you go, a brief overview of what this modality is all about, and why it is so necessary. Come and see me about all your chronic, recalcitrant pain.

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