Myofascial Release: Effective Treatment for Pain & Discomfort


Myofascial release involves a gentle form of stretching and compression. Also referred to as “soft tissue mobilization” or “MFR,” this special therapy releases the restrictions in injured fascia. Fascia is the dense, tough tissue that surrounds and covers the body’s organs, muscles and bones. Normally, the fascia is relaxed and soft and can stretch without restriction. However, following physical trauma or inflammation, fascia can become stiff and become a sense of tension throughout the body. Myofascial release is different from massage, which focuses on muscles.

Myofascial release has been used to improve the health of the muscles and fascia, improve circulation and restore good posture. It has been used to treat an expansive list of conditions including:

Common Conditions Treated by Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR)

  • Adhesions
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Auto Accidents
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Carpel-Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Disc Problems
  • Exercise Fatigue & Soreness
  • Fibromyalgia
  • General Fatigue
  • Head Trauma
  • Jaw Pain
  • Lymphedema
  • Mastectomy Pain
  • Migraines
  • Muscle Pain
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Neck & Shoulder Pain
  • Neurological Dysfunction
  • Over-Used or Atrophied Muscles
  • Painful Scars
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Plantar-Fasciitis
  • Problematic Breast Implant Scars
  • Problematic Breast Reduction Scars
  • “Restless Leg” Syndrome
  • Scar Tissue
  • Sciatic Pain / Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tight and Painful Muscles
  • TMJ
  • Whiplash
  • Work Accidents
  • Work-Related Stiffness

Physical TherapistOur Physical Therapist, Christine Frey, specializes in this type of treatment and would be happy to answer any questions regarding your specific care and how this therapy can make a difference in your life!  Read more about Chrissy on our About Us page and learn more about the specific techniques she incorporates as part of her physical therapy and rehabilitation care on our Physical Therapy and Rehab page.