What is MyoFascial releaseEver wondered what a MyoFascial release was?
MFR is a form of sustained stretching that has an effect on the fascia. Fascia is a tough connective tissue that forms a three-dimensional web surrounding every muscle, bone and organ of the body. Fascia is like a body suite and connects every part of the body to every other part and consequently, damage to one area of the myofascia can affect other distant areas and cause pain. In a healthy body, the fascia is pliable, soft and flexible and helps to maintain good posture, range of motion and flexibility.
Poor posture, dehydration, physical injury, inflammation, illness, or even emotional stress can lead to adhesions or restrictions in the fascial system. These restrictions may cause decreased mobility and flexibility leading to numbness or feeling of pins and needles, as well as pain, such as headaches, sciatica and even breathing difficulties. Pain may turn into a chronic condition. Many of the medical tests such as X-rays, CAT scans and electromyograms do not show fascial restrictions. It is believed that a high percentage of people suffering from pain and lack of motion may have fascial problems. Therefore treating fascial restrictions is a very important part of massage therapy session.
Jolanta is the founder and manager of Myoflex Massage & Rejuvenation Clinic in Fredericton, NB, a Complementary Health Clinic providing Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Aesthetics and Non-surgical Rejuvenation and Body Contouring. Myoflex's goal is to help restore and maintain optimal health for their clients.
Jolanta holds a doctoral degree in Biology. She is a Registered Massage Therapist and is a graduate of the Foundation of Acupuncture and Advanced Acupuncture Programs.
She is a member of Association of New Brunswick Massage Therapists and Maritime Association of Registered Acupuncturists. Jolanta has been volunteering for both Associations and is a past President of ANBMT.