MFR is massage that targets all the connective tissue of the body, known as fascia. Fascia surrounds muscle, bone, nerve, artery, vein and internal organs. This tissue interpenetrates and interconnects all structures in the body seamlessly. In this way you can see that every part of the body is connected via fascia. A great example in understanding how fascia works is to imagine a sweater: if one piece of yarn is snagged and pulled, one can see the effects through the entire sweater. So it is with fascia in the body. These “snags” and “pulls”, caused by numerous factors including repetitive stress injuries or poor posture, can cause pain and/or limited mobility. During a treatment, the therapist addresses these fascial restrictions applying what feels like sustained, gentle pressure and stretching. No oil is used.
MFR can reduce pain and improve range of motion. It is also one of the best tools in addressing postural pain and restriction, as fascia is what wraps around every structure in the body and holds it upright.
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