What is Myofascial Release?
The John F. Barnes' Myofascial Release Approach is considered to be the ultimate mind/body therapy that is safe, gentle, and consistently effective in producing results that last. MFR is a very effective hands-on technique which provides sustained pressure into myofascial restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. MFR can be used in conjunction with, and is very complimentary to other traditional and alternative therapies. MFR promotes evaluation and treatment of the whole body.
What is Fascia?
Fascia is a whole body system of dense, irregular connective tissue, which is three dimensional, and runs from head to toe without interruption. Electron microscopes have now shown the fascial system is present in every cell in the body. The ground substance of the fascial system is fluid, and over time, due to physical and non-physical trauma, the ground substance will lose it's hydration, and become solid. This is how we develop restrictions in our fascial system. So just like a spider web, where you can pull at one end of the web and see a reflectionof that pull transmit to somewhere else in the web, the same thing happens with our fascial web. Therefore restrictions in one part of the body can be felt as symptoms somewhere else in the body. This is how symptoms begin to surface. Trauma, poor posture, inflammation, repetitive strain injuries, or scarring, can cause a binding down of the fascia, which results in excessive pressure on the nerves, muscles, arteries, organs, and the skeletal system. These soft tissue restrictions will not show up in conventional standard testing, such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRI's. It is thought that many people suffering from pain and motion restriction may be having fascial problems, but with conventional standard testing, go undiagnosed.
MFR is effective for the treatment and relief of:
Cervical (neck) Pain
TMJ Pain & Dysfunction
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Restriction of Motion