myofascial release


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myofascial release

a set of massage techniques used to relieve muscle pain resulting from abnormally tight fascia.

myofascial release

A type of soft tissue therapy used in osteopathy to release physically restricted musculoskeletal groups. It is believed that chronic tension and trauma cause the fascia, which envelop muscle, to become fixed in a particular position, known as a myofascial restriction. Manipulation of the myofascial group is believed to resolve the restriction.

myofascial release

Abbreviation: MFR
The manipulation of soft tissue to facilitate improved posture and range of motion and to decrease pain.
See: soft-tissue mobilization
See also: release

myofascial release (mīˈ·ō·fāˑ·shē·l rē·lēsˑ),

n a specialized massage technique employed to treat a variety of chronic disorders in which the muscle tissue is stretched and manipulated to relieve tension in the fascia, the thin tissue covering the muscle fibers.
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