MFTR (also known as MyoFascial Release Therapy or MyoFascial Trigger Point Therapy) is a type of safe, low load stretch that releases tightness and pain throughout the body caused by myofascial pain syndrome.
Fascia is a three dimensional web that permeates the whole body. It is generally in 3 layers. Superficial fascia, Deep fascia and Deepest fascia. Fascial restriction can occur at any one place and even affect the movement at other places too. This produces a myofascial pain from skeletal muscle or connective tissue that are "bound-down" by tight fascia. The point that produces pain is called a "Trigger".
MFTR is generally needed following an injury or losing flexibility. Conditions treated by MFTR include Temporo Mandibular joint pain(TMJ pain), Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Migraine Headaches.
Dr.Ramya SenthilKumar at BPC is doing her research on "Effectiveness of MFTR therapy on Cervical Neck Pain Syndrome on School Teachers". Its an ongoing research process.