What to Expect from your
Myofascial Release treatment
On your first visit, your MFR therapist performs a thorough postural analysis. In order to accomplish this, it is recommended that you wear clothes that allow the therapist to see one’s posture. Men can simply wear running or spandex biking shorts. For women, a two-piece bathing suit or spandex shorts with a sport bra would be ideal, however you must decide what you would feel most comfortable wearing.
Treatments always begin with a short postural assessment, followed by a myofascial treatment. However, if the injury or problem is more acute, a treatment to relieve the symptoms would first be applied which is usually quite gentle in nature. Once the acute phase has diminished, then more of a postural focus would take place. This involves pressure applied by the therapist’s hands which is varied depending on the injury and/or region being released. You may feel a light pulling, slight burning sensation or discomfort once the therapist engages the fascia, but the therapist will always work within the your comfort level. The therapist may also release the fascia while you are in a standing or seated position, and may have you get off the therapy table to reassess your posture during treatment. The therapist will also have you walk to see how certain regions may or may not be moving due to restrictive fascia.
Treatment varies from injury to injury and between individuals, therefore each client will receive his or her own unique treatment protocol specifically designed to help them. This will assist you in achieving your greatest potential and returning to a functional, pain-free state.
It is also important to note that anyone receiving myofascial release treatments can receive other forms of therapy, but it is important to discuss exactly what other treatments you are receiving with your MFR practitioner as it may impact the final outcome.