What you need to know about Myofascial Release and why you should perform MFR
Maybe you’ve heard about MFR (Myofascial Release), maybe you haven’t. Here’s a quick read to better understand what myofascial release is and how you can benefit from it.
What is MFR or SMFR (self myofascial release)?
Also known as foam rolling, MFR helps fascia (like a body suit of connective tissues from head to toe that acts like a supportive net) relax and lengthen.
Top reasons to perform MFR on a regular basis:
Improves overall flexibility and range of motion
Increases blood flow and reduces inflammation
Reduces muscle soreness
Promotes quicker recovery
Releases tension, knots, stress
Helps you connect to your body
Areas to avoid when performing MFR:
Direct contact with bone
Otherwise, have a go and explore! Pay attention to how it’s feeling in your body and allow it to feel somewhat relaxing. If you’re gritting your teeth and/or not breathing smoothly either lighten the intensity or move to an area near the tender spot.
Stay tuned for more MFR articles coming soon!
In the meantime you can view/purchase some of my favorite MFR tools here.
Let me know if you have any questions or specific areas you’d like to know how to release using MFR.
*As always this is just my own opinions based on my experience and knowledge at this time. There’s always more to learn and consider. This article is intended for informational purposes only.