WHAT IS MYOFASCIAL RELEASE.. AND WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?
Effect of a 15 minute MFR session on the RIGHT chest & shoulder of this client. Notice that his shoulder is now much closer to the table on the right than the left. The primary focus of MFR is to release restrictions within the CONNECTIVE TISSUE FRAMEWORK that can contribute to poor posture, forward posture and overall anatomical misalignment. The result is a true release of long-held tension, increased ROM and better overall posture.
MFR IS NOT MASSAGE THERAPY. The work is slow and very intentional. The focus of this therapy is to affect the web of connective tissue (aka, fascia). Fascia will become ‘frozen’ or will feel tight. This will cause you to feel tight.. and limited in movement. The goal of MFR is to release those fascial restrictions, alleviating tightness, restoring proper overall musculoskeletal function to the body, improving ROM, as well as improving posture and gait.
DO YOU HAVE AN AREA ON THE BODY THAT IS ALMOST ALWAYS TIGHT, EVEN A COUPLE OF DAYS AFTER A GREAT MASSAGE?
ARE YOUR SHOULDERS UP TO YOUR EARS?
DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR BODY IS SLUMPING FORWARD?
DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE A HARD TIME STANDING UP STRAIGHT DUE TO BAD POSTURE?
IS YOUR NECK TIGHT?
DO YOU HAVE LIMITED MOVEMENT (ROM) MONTHS OR YEARS AFTER A SURGERY?
If you answered, “Yes!” to any of the above then you owe it to yourself to try a MFR session. If you have tried MFR with another therapist and was not impressed, you may be pleasantly surprised after your session with me. Do not discount the work based on a session with another therapist. My MFR approach is in the style of Walt Fritz, PT (Rochester, NY), who was my Instructor for years.