What is fascia and myofascial release?

by Apple Therapy

MFR is a safe and very effective hands- on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pan and restore motion.

Fascia is a connective tissue which spreads through the body in a 3- dimensional web from head to toe without interruption. The role of fascia is to support and stabilize. In a normal healthy state fascia has the ability to move without restrictions. In this state your whole system is aligned and balanced and functions in an optimal capacity.

Due to physical/emotional/and repetitive trauma, poor posture, surgical procedures, scarring and inflammation the fascia loses its pliability, shortens, thickens causing your body to be out of optimal alignment and reproducing pain.

What are the benefits of MFR?

– Improved structural and postural alignment-Improved flexibility-decreased pain-increased energy-improved physical and emotional balance-enhance quality of life

Who may benefit from MFR?

Those experiencing the following condition or diagnosis (partial list):

TMJ, Headaches, neck and back injuries or pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis or golfer’s elbow, frozen shoulder, chronic pain, osteoarthritis, painful scars, sciatica, scoliosis, tinnitus, bursitis/tendonitis.

Apple Therapy in Nashua has an advanced MFR clinician who has studied under the John F. Barnes approach. She has over 100 hours attending hands on seminars and has applied the technique for over 10 years. Visit our Nashua Apple Therapy page.