Myofascial Release (MFR), also known as Connective Tissue Therapy, is considered to be one of the most effective methods of health care to relieve chronic pain and restore function and mobility. Fascia is a thin, tough, elastic connective tissue that wraps around to support and protect most structures within the human body, including muscle. Osteopathic theory proposes that this soft tissue can become restricted due to psychogenic disease, overuse, trauma, infectious agents, or inactivity. This often results in pain, muscle tension, muscle immobility and corresponding diminished blood flow. As an alternative medicine therapy, Myofascial Release therapy works by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles.
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