A form of massage involving the stretching and manipulation of the tough connective tissue (fascia) that surrounds the body.
Sustained pressure, gentle stretching of muscles(fascia) to relieve muscle tightness.
Is the three-dimensional application of sustained pressure and movement into the fascial system in order to eliminate fascial restrictions and facilitate the emergence of emotional patterns and belief systems that are no longer relevant or are impeding process. First, an assessment is made by visually analyzing the human frame, followed by the palpation of the tissue texture of various fascial layers. Upon locating an area of fascial tension, gentle pressure is applied in the direction of the restriction. Long, , stretching strokes are utilized to release muscular tension. Myofascial Release (MFR) is an effective approach in the relief of cervical pain, back pain, Fibromyalgia, scoliosis, neurological dysfunction, restriction of motion, chronic pain, and headaches.
Stretching of the fascia. The therapist is trained to distinguish how much force to use, the direction of the stretch and how long to stretch, via the feedback given by the patient's body.
A method of affecting connective tissue by applying pressure in the direction of fascial resistance.
Myo means muscle and fascia is the elastic connective tissue wrapped around muscles and other parts of the body. During myofascial release restrictions (stuck areas) are located and gentle sliding pressure is applied in the direction of the restriction to stretch the tissues. The stretching of tissues and the heat imparted by the practitioner's hands are thought to help produce a softer consistency of fascial tissues.2
This hands-on technique seeks to free the body from the grip of tight fascia, or connective tissue, thus restoring normal alignment and function and reducing pain. Using their hands, therapists apply mild, sustained pressure to gently stretch and soften the fascia. Myofascial release is used to treat neck and back pain, headaches, recurring sports injuries and scoliosis, among other conditions.
utilizes a gentle blend of stretching and massage, to produce a healing effect upon the body tissues. Myofascial release effectively frees up fascia that may be impeding on blood vessels or nerves. This technique also increases the body's instinctive restorative powers by improving circulation and nervous system transmission. The therapist uses light to moderate traction and twisting. Results include a decrease in muscle tension, increased range of motion and reduction in pain in the soft tissue.
Trauma, posture, or inflammation can create a binding down of fascia resulting in excessive pressure on nerves, muscles, blood vessels, osseous structures and/or organs. This hands-on technique seeks to free the body from the grip of tight fascia, or connective tissue, thus restoring normal alignment and function and reducing pain. Therapists apply mild, sustained hand-pressure in order to gently stretch and soften fascia. Treatment is used to treat neck and back pain, headaches, recurring sports injuries, and scoliosis, and other conditions.
is a positioning and stroke intent system applied to soft tissues. It can be direct, as in Rolfing, or indirect, as in techniques such as strain-counterstrain and muscle energy. Techniques vary from the use of very light touch (Barnes) to very deep, as in Rolfing. The underlying similarities in the work come from the manipulation of fascia, or connective tissue, within the body, with the goal of increasing mobility of the tissue.
Myofascial Release, developed by the physical therapist John F. Barnes, is a therapeutic treatment utilizing a gentle form of stretching the fascia, producing a profound healing effect upon the body tissues, eliminating pain and restoring motion.
Affecting the connective tissue of the body, it is a form of bodywork that is manipulative in nature and seeks to rebalance the body by releasing tension in the fascia. Long, stretching strokes are utilized to release muscular tension.
Myofascial Realease addresses the connective tissue that runs throughout the body. Because connective tissue can become strained or damaged, myofascial release can bring relief for those suffering from chronic pain, physical dysfunction or bodily injury, as well as surgey and postural misalignment.
Myofascial release refers to the manual massage technique for stretching the fascia and releasing bonds between fascia and integument, muscles, and bones, with the goal of eliminating pain, increasing range of motion and balancing the body. The fascia is manupulated, directly or indirectly, allowing the connective tissue fibers to reorganize themselves into a more flexible, functional fashion.