MYOFASCIAL RELEASE

What is myofascial release?

Myofascial release (MFR) is a technique of manual therapy in which the physiotherapist with gentle and long-lasting movements acts on the fascia (connective tissue), and consequently reduces restrictions in it. This improves the range of movement, reduces the tension of fascial restrictions, and reduces or eliminates the pain in the treated segment.

This technique is one of the most gentle techniques in physical therapy because we almost never go beyond the pain limit. Since it is completely painless and does not have any side effects, it is recommended for young children, especially those with scoliosis, kyphosis, and similar problems with posture and spinal deformities.

By releasing the fascia, we enable movement and mobility of joints and muscles and establish the normal functioning of the musculoskeletal system. 

 

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Diagnoses using myofascial release (MFR)

Some of the most common diagnoses and conditions in which myofascial release is applied are: 

  • frozen shoulder
  • fibromyalgia
  • scoliosis
  • increased kyphosis or lordosis
  • "improper" posture 
  • reduced flexibility 
  • sports injuries
  • neurological disorders
  • stress and chronic fatigue
  • scars
  • anxiety and depression 
  • problems with digestion 
  • bronchitis and asthma 
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How does myofascial release works?

With the myofascial release technique, we release restrictions in the whole fascial system (connective tissue system) and thus stimulate local circulation at the site of application and accelerate tissue regeneration. 

 

The myofascial relaxation technique works on:

  • reduction of pain in the treated area 
  • increasing the range of motion in the joint 
  • release of muscular and fascial tension
  • improving blood and lymph flow
  • establishing the "normal posture" of the body
  • correction of spinal irregularities
  • increase flexibility 
  • reduce stress and chronic fatigue
  • reduced visibility of scars
  • improving mood and general condition of the body
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FAQ

Frequently asked questions about technology:

Short answer: No. 

Longer answer: Myofascial release is a modern technique of manual therapy performed by a medical professional or physiotherapist who have completed education in Myofascial release technique. 

The technique has nothing to do with classical massage.

Fascia is a connective tissue system that covers human bones, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and organs. 

The entire human body is wrapped in fascia and it serves a number of functions of the human body. 

Since the removal of restrictions in the fascia pulls a large amount of water from the body into the fascia, the most important thing after the treatment of myofascial relaxation is to drink significantly more water in the next few days. 

Immediately after treatment, you can resume your normal daily activities. 

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