Myo’ means muscle and ‘fascia’ means band. Following physical and emotional trauma and through poor posture, fascia scars and hardens in the affected site and along the tension lines imposed on it. This causes the fascial network to lose its cushioning mechanism and internal structures become pulled out of alignment. Trigger points are created that hold the muscles in imbalance.
Therapists are taught to feel and stretch slowly into the fascial network. Collagen means glue producer so therapists are taught to feel for this glue like texture which when dense, thick or hard defines a fascial restriction.
The MFR technique is very different to that of massaging muscles, tendons and the ligaments of the body. It engages time and the fluidity of pressure applied by the therapist to allow movement though each and every restriction held within the fascia.
Time is vital, the fascia cannot be forced as it will naturally meet that force in return. So, the therapist provides a sustained, gentle, pressure for a period of time allowing the fascia to lengthen naturally and return to it’s normal resting length.
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Professional relaxing treatment. Feeling much better, will definitely be returning. Would highly recommend to others and will be doing so!
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