Myofascial release therapy

Myofascial release therapyWe use Integrative Manual Therapies’ system of myofascial release therapy (MFR). The philosophy is this: surrounding injured muscles is connective tissue, which often tightens to protect the injured area.

Why is treating connective tissue important for pain relief?

If you’re under a great deal of stress, or typically overwork a muscle or muscle group, those muscles can become  shrink wrapped by their myofascial tissue, restricting movement and causing tension and pain. The connective tissue can also prevent nutrients from traveling to cells and  inhibit the lymph system from processing toxins appropriately.

So, treating muscle tension goes hand-in-hand with treating its myofascial connective tissue. MFR releases compressed areas of the body and makes more space for our other techniques to get in and facilitate healing.

IPRC uses an MFR approach that’s effective for:

  • releasing and processing toxicity
  • releasing tension and tightness of muscles, tendons, and ligaments
  • increasing range of motion
  • improving the immune system
  • breaking down and softening scar tissue
  • improving fibrosis of the spinal cord and other structures
  • reducing inflammation and infection
  • improving digestion and circulation
  • upgrading the lymphatic system
  • helping joint dysfunction
  • wound healing
  • healing sprains
  • and more

The kind of Myofascial release therapy we offer is effective, relaxing, non-invasive, and never painful. Although MFR is not a form of massage therapy, we often use it in tandem with massage to release muscle tightness.

 

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