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Integrated Myofascial Release at Physio in Felsted 

Soft tissue restrictions can affect the whole body and contribute to pain, stiffness, altered posture and abnormal movement. 

Myofascial Release (MFR) is a hands-on soft tissue treatment which uses simple compression and stretching forces to facilitating a ‘letting go’ of the connective tissues (fascia), changing them from tense, painful and dehydrated fibrous bands to relaxed, mobile, lengthened tissues. 

My training with MFR UK has included fascial assessment and treatment of the body as a whole and self-help methods for maintaining fascial fitness. Individual iMFT training modules have included assessment and treatment of: 

  • scar tissue
  • the spine and  pelvis, including  rib-cage and sacrum 
  • the face and temporo-mandibular joint  (jaw)
  • the abdomen
  • peripheral joints including shoulders, hips and knees

Research into fascia is gaining international interest and is helping us to understand its properties and function. Fascia can be described as ‘a sheath, a sheet or any number of other dissectible aggregations of connective tissue that forms beneath the skin to attach, enclose and separate muscles and other internal organs’ (Stecco 2015).

MFR can produce changes in how you feel both physically and emotionally and sometimes when we experience a big physical release a mental ‘letting go’ can occur simultaneously. MFR can be used to compliment physiotherapy treatment, providing a holistic approach to treat stubborn and complex conditions. Some conditions which integrated myofascial release can be helped include: 

     Jaw pain and clicking 

     Face Pain, Headaches and Migraines

      Shoulder pain, shoulder stiffness and Frozen Shoulder    

      Scar tissue

      Neck and Back pain

      Sciatica

      Sacro-iliac joint and Pelvic dysfunction

      Persistent muscle, tendon problems or soft tissue problems

      Arm or leg stiffness

      Persistent joint stiffness

There are some contraindications to MFR which may mean you are unsuitable to receive this form of treatment. Please take a look at the following list of conditions and advise your therapist if you are pregnant or have any of the following: -

      Acute circulatory conditions e.g. D.V.T. or uncontrolled bleeding

      Acute Rheumatology conditions

      Advanced Diabetes

      Advanced degenerative changes

      Aneurism

      Anticoagulant therapy

      Cellulitis

      Cortisone therapy

      Febrile state (fever)

      Haematoma

      Healing fracture

      Hernia

      Malignancy

      Osteomyelitis

      Osteoporosis

      Open wounds, sutures or stitches

      Gynaecological conditions

      Systemic or localised infection

      Skin Hypersensitivity or inflammatory skin conditions


If you are unsure whether you are suitable to receive integrated myofascial release, please call me on 07958339574 to discuss treatment options. 

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