Myofascial Release softens and stretches the connective tissue that surrounds all the structures of the body.

This thin, elastic membrane, called fascia, has a very high tensile strength. When an injury or trauma occurs, or as a result of postural distortion, the fascia can become twisted, adhered, contracted and rigid, pulling the structure out of alignment, restricting movement, entrapping nerves, and contributing to pain and dysfunction. By releasing the fascia with pressure and stretching techniques, proper balance, alignment and function can be restored. 

Myofascial Release is typically performed with little or no lotion and may involve very mild pressure or more engaged, broad pressure depending on the therapist's training and approach.

If booking with Crystal Kaplan, trained in the John Barnes' techniques of MFR, treatment will take place without the use of sheets or blankets. Therefore, for women, please wear, or bring with you, a bikini or sports bra with shorts. For men, please wear, or bring with you, athletic shorts. Also, please do not apply any lotions or oils the day of your MFR treatment.

Clinical Applications

  • Poor Posture
  • Sports Injuries
  • Reduced Range of Motion
  • Nerve Entrapment
  • Chronic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Anxiety


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