What is the difference between massage therapy and MFR?

Both types of therapies work to manipulate the soft tissue to relieve tension and stress using a specific type of touch. Massage therapy involves a directed movement, while MFR uses a sustained pressure to stretch and lengthen the fascia.

MFR takes advantage of the the piezoelectric phenomenon, which describes the melting of fascial restrictions with the “time element” necessary to facilitate the release of the myofascial restrictions. MFR practitioners are trained in eliciting releases utilizing a spectrum of sustained pressures coupled with ample time to achieve full releases.

MFR does not use oils or lotions. This enables the therapist to accurately detect restrictions and apply the appropriate amount pressures.