Caring Palms Massage and Reiki
Myofascial Release (MFR) is a way of gently restructuring the body so that it returns to proper alignment (most people have alignment issues). When problems occur in the body, connective tissue (fascia) can become hard and constricted. MFR returns the connective tissue to its normal, rubbery, stretchy state allowing a person to stand straighter and regain movement that may have been lost.
In an MFR session, the therapist will look to see what is wrong with the client (alignment wise). The therapist could find that one shoulder is higher then the other or the hips are out of alignment, or the head is always cocked to one side, or a host of other issues. (Many problems with a person can be traced back to alignment issues. Once they are cleared up, many problems go away.) After that has been done, and a plan has been developed, the therapist will begin MFR work. MFR is done by a series of holds lasting three to five minutes each. It takes that long for the connective tissue to begin to stretch and loosen up. After the session is complete, the body will take up to 24 hours to 'process' what has changed in it. After that, one starts to feel the effect of what was done.
MFR has been used on many problems including back problems, migraines, fibromyalgia, and carpal tunnel syndrome.