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Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR)

What Is Myofascial Release Therapy?: Sometimes referred to as fascia therapy, myofascial release, or myofascial trigger point therapy, myofascial release therapy (MFR) is a massage technique in which therapists use manual pressure and stretching, often using just the fingertips, to release tension from your fascia.

Developed and popularised by physical therapist (PT) John Barnes, who is considered the leading authority on Myofascial Release, Barnes has been treating patients since 1960 after he graduated with his PT degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

This technique can form the whole of your treatment, or it can be used as an initial technique before other types of massage therapy, or alongside complementary and wellbeing therapies such as acupuncture or physical therapy.

Fascia refers to the layers of connective tissue that sit just below the surface of the skin and is a three-dimensional web that permeates the whole body. Myofascial Release is the practice of working with this tissue to ease pain, stiffness, lack of mobility and some forms of chronic pain & illness.

Many massage therapists offer myofascial release therapy, and it can be used to treat a wide range of complaints, including

What Does Myofascial Release Therapy Help With?

What to expect from MFR: Treatment usually lasts 50 minutes or more per session with a trained therapist providing hands-on treatment in a relaxing, private therapy room. You may feel tired or relaxed after your myofascial massage, but most people experience an immediate feeling of relief.

We want you to feel able to discuss any questions or worries with your well-being therapist. This is important in order for you to progress in your therapy.

***If you feel you need some help with getting therapy contact us using the form at the bottom of this page and someone will guide you through the process.***

These are some of the additional therapy issues we deal with that are closely related to myofascial release therapy.

HQ Well-being Therapists Working With Myofascial Release

Fascia therapy sessions will be focused on you and the therapist locating the areas of the fascia that appear to be restricted and measuring the level of loss of motion or loss of symmetry in your body.

Below is a selection of our current well-being therapists who are fully trained to work with clients seeking myofascial release therapy header using different types of therapy modalities and a wide range of techniques.

Choosing the right therapist is an important decision for you and it is important that you work with the right practitioner and that both feel comfortable working together.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Myofascial Release Therapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping them deal with their personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in their life, and understand themselves better.

So what are therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, and different types of behavioural disorders, to human sexuality issues and a host of well-being and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological well-being and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply get in touch with us using the form below or give us a call at 0203 997 9229 and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

However, if you feel you are ready to start therapy straight away then click HERE to book an initial therapy assessment with a fully qualified therapist, or if you are struggling financially click HERE to book an initial therapy assessment with one of our Low-Cost therapists.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored to the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced-rate therapy to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.