MFR is a safe and highly effective form of soft tissue manipulation that releases restrictions in the fascia. When fascial restrictions are released, space is created, restoring movement and glide-ability in the body.
So, what is fascia?
Fascia is the system of connective tissue fibres that lay just under the surface of our skin.
What does fascia do?
Fascia is wrapped throughout the body on “lines of pull”. It connects toes to brow in one uninterrupted sheet. It coils around the bones, muscle fibres, muscle bundles, organs, arteries, veins and nerves, applying tension and compression to the body material it surrounds. Tendons and ligaments are layers of fascia that are meant to absorb shock and distribute the impact. If tendons are tight, dehydrated and shortened, they can’t absorb impact and will fray, causing pain. Fascia also has an organ suspension function. Each organ is wrapped in a hammock of fascia thats connected to the spine, ribs, or pelvis. These fascial connections connect with the muscle fascia that affects your movement. Your breath, exercise and sitting posture will all affect the health of organs, as they’re connected fascially to the muscles being used for daily activities. When you’re tight and restricted, the fascia is stuck and doesn’t glide smoothly over the muscles and bones.
Myofascial release can help your body to work like a well-oiled machine.