Myofascial Release works on the connective tissue (fascia) that surrounds the muscles (Myo). It is a safe and very effective technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain, release tension, and restore motion. This allows the fascia to be stretched and to elongate and therefore allows the muscles to move freely again.
Trauma, bad postural habits, repetitive stress injuries, inflammatory responses, and surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tension.
Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on the skin without any oils or creams. This enables the therapist to detect fascial restrictions accurately and to facilitate the release of tension.
What is Fascia?
Fascia is one continuous structure that exists from head to toe without interruption and has an appearance similar to a spider’s web. The entire body is connected to every other part by the fascia, like the yarn in a sweater.
Fascia plays a vital role in the support and function of our bodies since it surrounds and attaches to all structures like muscles, bones, and organs. In the normal healthy state, the fascia is relaxed and can stretch and move without restriction. When one experiences physical trauma, emotional trauma, scarring, or inflammation, however, the fascia loses its pliability. It becomes tight, restricted, and a source of tension to the rest of the body. Fascial restrictions can exert excessive pressure causing all kinds of symptoms producing pain, headaches, or limitation of motion.