Myofascial Release Basics
What is Fascia?
The fascial system serves as a protective layer surrounding your muscles, bones, blood vessels, nerves, and organs. It eases motion by helping each part of your musculoskeletal system slide smoothly, and it enables these systems to communicate with each other.
How do I Know if my Fascia has been Damaged?
Damage to your fascial system can cause a wide variety of symptoms, and these are frequently misdiagnosed or attributed to other causes. Many chronic pain patients may actually be suffering from distorted or adhesed fascia.
Fascia Gone Wrong
Fascia can become distorted, can tighten up and become rigid, or can form adhesions (buildup similar to scar tissue), all of which can cause chronic pain, reduced range of motion, and a wide variety of other symptoms. This damage can be caused by a number of factors.
What is Myofascial Release and How can it Help?
Myofascial release, or MFR, is a complicated-sounding medical term for what is actually a fairly simple, natural process. In fact, you’ve probably experienced myofascial release in some form already without even knowing it!
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