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Myofascial release

Myofascial release

My – means “muscle” and fascial means “band”.   Myofascial is simply the band or soft connective tissue that surround most muscles and organs in the human body.  

Poor posture, neglect, daily wear and tear among other things can cause myofascial pain, which is sensitivity and tightness in your myofascial tissues.  The pain usually originates from specific points within your myofascial tissues called “trigger points.”  Following all physical and emotional trauma fascia scars and hardens in the affected site and along the tension lines imposed on it.  This causes the fascial network to lose its cushioning mechanism and internal structures become pulled out of alignment.

Since fascial restrictions do not show up on CAT scans, MRI’s or X Rays many patients are suffering unresolved physical and emotional pain due to undiagnosed fascial trauma.  MFR with its whole body approach treats the cause at the deepest level, instead of just treating the symptom.

Myofascial Release Therapy, like many alternative therapies, promotes the philosophy that the mind and body work together to maintain health. Effectively this supports the understanding that the mind and body are one and the same. The body has the ability to remember postural positions, actions and emotions without the brain reminding it to do so.

Your therapist will gently massage the myofascial and feel for stiff or tightened areas. Normal myofascia should feel pliable and elastic. The therapist will begin massaging and stretching the areas that feel rigid with light manual pressure. The therapist then aids the tissue and supportive sheath in releasing pressure and tightness. The process is repeated multiple times on the same trigger point and on other trigger points until the therapist feels the tension is fully released.

These are just some of the many benefits associated with MFR.  At Massage for Health we offer myofascial massage with one of our registered massage therapist.  Call Massage For Health today at 403.225.0763 and ask about this today.


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