Equine Myofascial Release


Myofascial release (MFR) is a hands-on technique addressing the fascial system through sustained pressure. MFR is used to elongate the fascial tissue with slow, gentle pressure on the restriction or tissue barrier. After working through barriers, the tissue will become pliable and pressure will be relieved from pain-sensitive areas while restoring motion.

Myofascial release differs from massage and chiropractic manipulation. Soft tissue restrictions that alter bony alignment are addressed and osseous releases are performed slowly without manipulation. It is beneficial to all horses, but especially those who suffer from straightness issues, have scar tissue, or any horse who needs deeper work. Generally, the next day after a session the horse should have off or should be a light flat ride.