Myofascial release technique (MFR) is one of the gentle types of massage therapy that can provide you with great health benefits. MFR can be integrated with other types of massage or can provide a complete treatment on its own.

Fascia is a thin connective tissue that surrounds your muscles and organs. You can think of it as an uninterrupted web. It helps hold organs in place and helps them hold their shape. Fascia gives a lot of support to your body and when it is bound up it can cause dysfunction. Because it’s uninterrupted, if one section of your fascia is bound up it pulls on the rest of the fascia causing pain and dysfunction in organs and muscles.

Myofascial release techniques loosens bound areas of fascia by gently stretching them. The therapist does this by applying pressure and traction to the skin. When the releases are formed on you, you will usually feel a stretching sensation on your skin like a gentle tug. Sometimes the area will itch. Sometimes it will tingle or feel like a burn. These sensations are letting you know that blood is getting to the area.

MFR can be used to treat these conditions:

  • chronic pain
  • back pain
  • whiplash
  • fibromyalgia
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • vertigo
  • headaches
  • TMJ disorders
  • plantar fascitas
  • thoracic outlet syndrome

When you get MFR you’ll lay on a massage table partially clothed. Often no oil or lotion is used during this type of massage as the therapist needs to get traction on your skin. You will be asked to move around for this therapy. You’ll sometimes be asked to sit on the table or stand.

60 min 90 min
$ 75 $ 110


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