Myofascial Release is a therapeutic technique that results in the lengthening of the body’s connective tissue/fascia. Fascia is the tough connective tissue surrounding and infusing everycell like a spider web. It is elastic, strong and fluid, providing support and flexibility to allstructures of the body.
Injury, trauma and poor posture cause these fascial fibers to tighten, shorten, thicken and adhere to each other, putting abnormal pressure on nerves, muscles, blood vessels, bones,organs and the brain. Pain, limited motion and structural misalignment are some of the outcomes of fascial restrictions.
Myofascial Release is a gentle, hands-on approach used to free up fascial restrictions throughout the body. Sustained pressure is applied to the fascial barrier for 90 to 120 seconds, awaiting a release, and then repeated into the next barrier. After a series of releases, a noticeable softening can be felt as the tissue elongates.
As fascial layers are released, you will notice results such as:
Improved sports performance
Increased range of motion
Greater structural integrity
Trauma, inflammatory responses, and surgical procedures can create Myofascial restrictions producing intense pressures and pain on sensitive structures that do not show up on standard tests (x-rays, CAT scans, etc.).
Learn more about the conditions for which Myofascial Release can provide relief.