Myofascial Release


Address the fascia, relax the nerves and tissues with myofascial release!

A hands-on treatment for the skin, Myofascial Release (MFR) was specifically developed to address issues faced by the fascia. It is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue. The prime objective behind this treatment is to restore motion and eliminate pain. At, Grande Prairie Physiotherapy and Massage center, our therapists provide one-on-one therapy sessions to the clients. We have centers in Grande Prairie and Peace River. These sessions are basically hands-on treatments depending on the need of each individual. We believe that each patient is unique and hence the treatment required is also distinct. We cannot apply the same techniques and procedure regardless of the facial restrictions. This makes us the best myofascial release center in Grande Prairie, Alberta.

What is Fascia?

Before you opt for MFR, it is important to understand what fascia is. Basically, fascia is a web of tough connective tissue that extends throughout the body, surrounding and permeating every nerve, muscle, blood vessel, bone, and organ. When in normal state, the fascia is relaxed, wavy and normal in configuration. When it is restricted, it dehydrates and becomes like glue. There are several reasons behind formation of a myofascial web that can result in pain and restricted movement. It includes reasons like habitual poor posture, accidents, trauma resulting from a fall, surgery, repetitive stress/strain, emotional stress and more. These result in buildup of toxins and reduced blood flow and oxygen to the area. Over time, it causes restrictions in movement of joints and muscles, causes headaches.

A Myofascial Release in Grande Prairie is focused on manual pressure and stretching that loosens up restricted movement, leading indirectly to reduced pain. Our Grande Prairie and Peace River therapists will apply sustained pressure to points of restriction. It allows us to look at each patient as a distinct individual. We use a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy. We do not use any oil, lotion, cream or machines in this stretching therapy. We connect deeply with the tissues u sing sustained traction and/or compression for an opportunity to heal long-term. Our therapists promote independence through self treatment instruction, education in proper body mechanics and movement, improved flexibility, enhancement of strength and postural and movement awareness.

Our therapists detect facial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia. It is better to consult a doctor if you are interested in trying MFR. It is deemed as the best alternative treatment to restricted movements, stiffness and pain. We incorporate a “wholistic” – or whole body – approach. The time taken for treatment depends on the condition of patient. But, you can expect relief in 3 to 4 sessions when you do them regularly. If you are facing severe pain or need to address a specific concern, you can take multiple sessions within a short period of time. Once you visit us our Grande Prairie or Peace River center, our experts will analyze your condition and give appropriate treatment strategy.

What are you waiting for? Come to the experts for Myofascial Release in Grande Prairie or Peace River today!