Regina Durante, LMT


 Why Myofascial Release Therapy?  (MFR*)

  • Reduces adhesions
  • Releases connective tissue  (tendons/ligaments) restrictions
  • Increases muscle mobility
  • Stimulates blood flow
  • Encourages lymphatic flow
  • Releases facial restrictions

What is FASCIA?

Fascia is part of the connective tissue system and is a sheet of broadband fiborous connective tissue beneath the skin around the muscles and all other organs of the body.  Fascia has 3 layers and is a 3D network.

Deep Fascia contains no fat and is dense connective tissue in which the muscles are wrapped.

  • Epimysium- wraps around the entire muscle
  • Perimysium- wraps around the muscle fibers
  • Endomysium- wraps around the muscle fasicles.

These 3 components are continuous and attach muscles to the periostium of the bones.

Makes Sense..!!  Since FASCIA IS EVERYWHWERE IN THE BODY and a main support, shape, movement and pathway for blood and nerves, scaring of the tissue through surgery or injury affects IT ALL. 

Fibroblasts within the tissue produce scaring. MYOFASCIAL RELEASE THERAPY stretches the elastin and changes the viscosity of the gell substance to increase glide of the tissue resulting in Optimal Mobility.


 Scar tissue is a form of connective tissue. Fibroblasts produce collagen for tissue regeneration that can attach to muscle fibers, prevent gliding, cause mobility restrictions and adhere to nerves blocking blood flow and CAUSING PAIN.

* MFR Therapy can ONLY be performed by a licensed Manual Therapist.  Foam rollers DO NOT release fascial restrictions but may help with the removal of lactic acid within sore muscles.