Myofascial Release Therapy in Wilmington, DE

MFR is a good fit for you if you suffer from:

  • Migraines and headaches

  • Whiplash Injury- old and new injuries

  • Chronic Pain anywhere within the body

  • Sciatica

  • TMJ- Jaw Pain

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Past Sports Injuries

  • Painful Scarring

  • Disc Problems

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Adhesions

  • Scoliosis

  • Carpal Tunnel

  • Women's Health Issues

The MFR Treatment Session

The use of Myofascial Release is perfect for treating each patient as an individual. Our one-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which our therapists use a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapies. We promote independence through education in proper body mechanics and movement, through the enhancement of strength, flexibility, and postural and movement awareness.

 

BEFORE YOUR TREATMENT

When you arrive you will fill out your medical history, what your goals for treatment are, and disclose any current medications you are taking. Most massage techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, most clients/patients are more comfortable wearing a bathing suit, loose fitting work out shorts, tank top, or sports bra. Your therapist will need access to multiple points on your body and traditional massage draping techniques are difficult to employ. Rest assured, you will be covered as much as possible.

THE BEGINNING OF TREATMENT

Your therapist will then show you the treatment room and walk you through the treatment process. The therapist will discuss with you the reason why you’re seeking myofascial release therapy and then perform an in depth postural assessment to help determine your best course of treatment. Myofascial release is much different from traditional massage. At times it may feel as if nothing is happening as it is extremely slow and deliberate work. 

Depending on the issues that the session is planned to address, you may begin the session by receiving myofascial release on your face, neck and shoulders, or maybe on your back. No oils or lotions are utilized in myofascial release and we ask that you refrain from applying any lotion the day of your treatment.

DURING YOUR TREATMENT

It’s great if you can let your body relax and sink into the table. During the session your therapist will utilize various techniques including compression, tractioning and stretching, rebounding, and unwinding.

It’s really important for you to tell the therapist if at any point you are in pain. Pain is not okay. There may be a certain level of discomfort and ‘good ache’ if there is work being done in a problem area. Your therapist will check in with you as the session proceeds, but please speak up if you become too warm or too cool, if you are not comfortable on the table, experience any type of pain, need another pillow, or even if you just hate the music.

AFTER THE TREATMENT

You may feel mellow and relaxed after your treatment, or completely energized and ready to take on the world. If pain issues were addressed, you may feel an immediate reduction of pain, or it may take a day or two before you feel relief. Please understand that it is important to drink extra water following treatment to encourage the rehydration of fascial tissue. Some soreness is normal and should subside by the following day.