Myofascial Release

Provided by: Nathalie Lalumière (RMT), Amandah Dawson (RMT), Christina Gale (RMT), Cory McColl (RMT), Holly Morton (RMT), Jarek Gora (RMT), Cassandra Thorne (RMT), Kim McKone (RMT),

Myofascial Release (MFR) helps eliminate pain and fascial (connective tissue) restriction from the body, improves range of motion and enhances your body awareness for prevention of further pain and/or injury.

MFR is a hands-on, whole body approach to treatment, which evaluates and treats the root cause of the symptoms. The Therapist applies a variety of pressures, from light to deep, in combination with stretch and movement to release tensions and restrictions in the body. These restrictions, when left untreated, create pain and stiffness making it difficult for movement and prohibiting people from their daily activities. Restrictions develop from trauma, repetitive stress injury, poor posture, scarring, inflammatory reactions and life stressors. MFR eliminates the restrictions, taking the pressure off of pain sensitive structures in the body allowing it to function in an optimal state.

Some of the following have benefited from MFR:

  • Neck/Back Pain
  • Emotional Pain and StressMyofascial release
  • Knee/Hip Pain
  • Headaches
  • Scar Tissue
  • Shoulder Pain/Dysfunction
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Disc Problems
  • Scoliosis
  • Pelvic Pain/Dysfunction
  • Tightness & Tension
  • TMJ Problems
  • Menstrual Problems
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Endometriosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

If you or someone you know are trying to work though any of the following, Myofascial Release can help!

  • Someone who has chronic pain anywhere in the body that no other intervention has helped. Perhaps even a network of pain that has “grown” into seemingly unrelated places over time.
  • A patient suffering residual effects (pain or inability to perform daily activities or recreation/hobbies) from an injury or surgery that “should have healed by now”.
  • A patient with scarring or other limiting tissue restrictions that may be causing an inability to perform your daily activities.
  • An athletic patient who may be looking for performance enhancement through non-traditional PT biomechanical education and treatment of non-symptomatic physical restrictions.
  • A patient who would benefit from non-traditional PT ergonomic considerations, biomechanical education, and treatment of non-symptomatic physical restrictions for better work performance or injury prevention on the job, whether from desk work or heavy physical labor.


Myofascial Release is offered through some of our Registered Massage Therapists and Physiotherapists.

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