Everything you need to know about myofascial release (MFR)
is a connective tissue that resembles a spider's web and extends under
the skin from head to toe and on all sides. This is the first thing you
need to know about fascia: it is present absolutely everywhere in the
body. It envelops every muscle, every bone, every nerve, every organ and
every blood vessel. But it doesn't just envelop them: it... Read more.
When the therapist finds a restriction, they will apply a gentle, sustained pressure or a traction onto the myofascial system to release the pressure caused by the restriction on the muscles, nerves, organs or blood vessels.
"Fascia is where therapeutic answers lie and where healing begins. That's the message John Barnes, physical therapist (PT), has been imparting to his clients and students for the past 50 years."