Do you suffer from a long term injury? Are you currently seeing a therapist? Perhaps you get relief from treatment, but it is only temporary, and, after a while your pain sets back in again. Do you crave a long term solution? Myofascial release may just be it.

What is Myofascial Release (MFR)? 

Myofascial Release Therapy is a specialised physical therapy technique that affects and releases the restrictions within the fascial network.

Myofascial release therapy targets your body’s fascial system and is effective in releasing physical and emotional trauma. Myofascial Release Therapy promotes the philosophy that the mind and body work together to maintain health.

Fascia is a 3-dimensional network of connective tissue that spans your entire body. You could think of it as a 3D coating of clingfilm in which you are wrapped. Fascia surrounds, infuses and protects every other tissue, tendon, muscle, bone, ligament and organ of the body.Following an injury, your fascia can scar and harden, crushing nerves, blood and lymphatic vessels in the process. 

Myofascial ReleaseMyofascial Release @ the Kirwan Clinic

Kirwan Clinic is delighted to be one of the few centres in Dublin offering John F. Barnes-style myofascial release. During treatment, your myofascial release (MFR) therapist feels and stretches slowly into the fascial network. The therapist feels for this glue-like texture which when dense, thick or hard defines a fascial restriction.

What makes the Myofascial Release technique so unique?

The myofascial release technique is very different to that of massaging muscles, tendons and the ligaments of the body. The key determining factors in successfully treating the client are the fluidity of the therapists hands and allowing sufficient time during treatment for the release of the adhesion to take place. 

During the myofascial release session, the therapist applies gentle and sustained pressure to the affected area, moving through each and every fascial restriction. The time element is a vital factor, the fascia cannot be forced as it will naturally meet that force in return. Myofascial release treats the injury at source allowing the patient to heal at the deepest level.

The MFR therapist not only takes in to consideration what they see in the patient’s postural assessment but works directly with what they feel and sense from palpating and treating the body. To find out more please call 0857366973 or book online below.

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