Emerge Myofascial Release
Have you tried all kinds of traditional or alternative therapies and not found relief from pain, chronic disease, and/or emotional distress? Are you unable to enjoy your normal activities because of distracting or debilitating discomfort? Are you tired of relying on pharmaceuticals for temporary relief?… The missing piece is Myofascial Release!
MFR is a safe hands-on therapy that administers sustained pressure into soft tissue (fascial) restrictions to affect a release. Along with compression, stretching, and facilitated movement, pressures may range from very light energetic holds to deep tissue manipulation. By eliminating pain, increasing range of motion, and re-balancing the entire body, MFR offers lasting relief.
Every experience will be a unique one, facilitated in a safe, non-judgmental and compassionate environment. The client is typically encouraged to wear loose fitting clothing that will allow for free movement, and no oils or lotions are used in order to obtain firm contact with the skin and the underlying fascial structures.
MFR is most respectful to the rhythm and pace of the body; a slower approach allows the body sufficient time to adjust to pressures, and thus become more receptive to receive a deeper release. Ultimately, MFR is never forceful or injurious, and focuses on the body as a whole unit, instead of isolated parts. Although individual symptoms will be addressed, this whole-body approach aims to discover the root cause of dysfunction.
Traditionally, direct myofascial release is sometimes referred to as deep tissue work or soft tissue mobilization. However, since not all situations require deep work, pressure is constantly adjusted to the client’s needs at the time of treatment. Often only the lightest pressure is necessary to provide a gentle stretch, thus creating a slow drag in the system, allowing for increased circulation and pain relief. MFR is truly a unique whole-body approach to treatment, often with profound results.
In fact, everyone and anyone can benefit in some way from MFR!
This approach is ideal for:
- musculoskeletal pain, dysfunction, and misalignment
- injury rehabilitation
- mental and emotional disorders
- chronic pain syndromes
- stress management
Generally, you can never receive too much MFR, as each treatment is different from the last, and more treatment will only have a cumulative effect toward your optimum health.
If you have a specific health concern that is not in an acute stage, once a week or once every two weeks is advised. If you are fairly healthy, have minor concerns, or wish to maintain goals you have already achieved, once a month is often sufficient for most clients.
However, for more acute or complex issues, clients are advised to increase frequency of visits, possibly to multiple times a day or week, as needed.
For more severe scenarios, please inquire about Intensive Treatment Packages and Multi-Therapist Sessions.
Due to the gentle nature of MFR and its ability to target key areas of dysfunction, increased discomfort or new areas of pain tend to represent a positive outcome of the treatment. In fact, it indicates that the therapist targeted the correct areas, and in these cases, more frequent sessions are advised to continue the momentum of the healing process that was ignited.
As always, it is strongly advised that you communicate any concerns you may have to your therapist at all times. Especially if you are new to receiving Myofascial Release, you may encounter periods of wonder or confusion as your body adjusts to the treatment. It is totally normal, and you might find it a bit exciting to see the changes that can and do occur!
MFR is usually a main technique used in our Emerge Therapeutic Bodywork Session! For individual rates and packages please see our Massage Page for details!