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myofascial release

What is Myofascial Release?


Myofascial release is a hands-on soft tissue technique that facilitates a stretch into the restricted fascia. Is designed to actively stretch and elongate the fascia and underlying soft tissue to release areas of decreased fascial motion. Documented clinical outcomes associated with MFR include improved physiologic function, reduction of pain, and increased range of motion in the affected joint.

What is IASTM?

Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a skilled myofascial intervention used for soft-tissue treatment. It is applied using instruments that are usually made of stainless steel with bevelLed edges and contours that can conform to different body anatomical locations and allows for deeper penetration.

Myofascial Release for:

  • Back Pain

  • Jaw Pain (TMJ)

  • Disc Problems

  • Headaches

  • Sports Injuries

  • Whiplash

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome

  • Migraines

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Carpal Tunnel

  • Neck Pain

  • Scoliosis

  • Sciatica

Women's Health Problems:

  • Pelvic Floor Pain and Dysfunction

  • Urinary Urgency

  • Vulvodynia

  • Endometriosis

  • Painful Scars

  • Interstitial Cystitis

  • Lymphedema​

  • Urinary Frequency

  • Coccydynia (Tail Bone)

  • Mastectomy Pain​

  • Painful Intercourse

  • Urinary Incontinence

  • Infertility Problems

  • Problematic Breast

  • Implant/Reduction Scars

  • Menstrual Problems

  • Adhesions

  • Episiotomy Scars

What are the benefits of IASTM?

  • Increased collagen production

  • Decreased pain

  • Restoring proper function

  • Speeding up recovery time

  • Reducing inflammation

  • Improved mobility

  • Alleviating chronic pain conditions

  • No downtime, you can continue activities as normal

  • MFR boosts immune function in Breast-Cancer Survivors

What does a myofascial release feel like?

The first sensation you'll get is a springing give that feels like a release. This is the tissue's elastic component giving way, which means you stop there, you won't see a long-term difference right away because it takes time to get deeper into the more plastic part of the tissue.

What Are the Risks of Myofascial Release?

Myofascial release by massage therapy has very few risks. Whether you’re trying to relax or aiming to ease back pain, massage therapy may be beneficial for pain reduction.

However, massage isn’t ideal for people:

  • with burns, injuries, or painful wounds

  • with fractures or broken bones

  • with fragile or weak bones

  • with deep vein thrombosis or deep vein issues

  • taking blood-thinning medications

Contraindications of Myofascial Release?

  • Malignancy

  • Cellulitis

  • Febrile State

  • Systemic or localized infection

  • Acute circulatory condition

  • Osteomyelitis

  • Aneurysm

  • Obstructive edema

  • Open wounds

  • Sutures

  • Hematoma

  • Osteoporosis or advanced degenerative changes

  • Anticoagulant therapy

  • Advanced diabetes

  • Hypersensitivity of skin

  • Acute rheumatoid arthritis

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