Musculoskeletal spinal conditions
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Sports and Over-Use Injuries
Coccyx (tailbone) Injuries
Pain in any part of the body, including headaches and back pain.
What is Myofascial Release?
MFR targets and relieves these pressures using a sustained, relatively firm pressure. Many people find that their muscles benefit from the deep pressure, muscular stretch and deep therapy of MFR. Athletes in particular tend to be fans of firm pressure. MFR is especially useful for patients who are experiencing pressure on joints and muscles that causes them pain, as well as those with tightness that makes their body come out of alignment.
MFR is a holistic therapy which treats each patient as a unique individual. This means that every session will involve hands on treatment, as the practitioner uses various MFR techniques to achieve results including improved movement, enhanced strength, increased flexibility, and better postural and movement awareness.
the appointment – What to expect
The patient is treated in underwear or shorts and a bra top, and when lying on the table is covered by a towel.
Fascial work is done skin-on-skin using hands or elbows (no oil or lotion is used) with a moderate to gentle pressure.
Time component – the therapist waits for the tissue to release signified by a yielding or softening of the tissue
Treatment can be done in one or all of the following positions; standing, sitting, face down, face up and side lying.
Generally during sessions, the client needs to be relaxed and patient, trying to focus on the area of the body where the therapist has her hands, acknowledging and working through any of the pain or sensations that the release brings up.
The patient may be asked occasionally for feedback during the treatment and is free to halt or direct the therapist to an area of the body that needs attention at any stage, which the therapist follows, along with visual and sensory responses from the patient.
Treatment may evoke emotion during and after the session
Clients may be tender, stiff and or tired post-treatment, but this will pass.