Myofascial release is a type of physiotherapy often used to treat myofascial pain syndrome. Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder generally caused by sensitivity and tightness in your myofascial tissues. These tissues surround and support the muscles all throughout your body. The pain usually comes from specific points within your myofascial tissues called “trigger points.”
This theraphy focuses on reducing pain by easing the strain and tightness within the trigger points. It’s not always easy to know what trigger point is responsible for the pain. Localizing pain to a selected trigger point is extremely difficult. For that reason, MFR is usually used over a broad area of muscle and tissue instead of at single points.