Myofascial Release is a hands-on technique, manual therapy that provides sustained, even pressure into Myofascial restrictions to eliminate pain and restore range of motion.
The FASCIA is a web-like, three-dimensional, all pervasive CONNECTIVE TISSUE, which encompasses the entire body. It surrounds muscles, blood vessels, lymph nodes, nerves, bones, and all organs including the brain and spinal cord all the way down to the cellular level. It sometimes helps to imagine the fascia, as a sweater or body stocking just under the skin. In its normal state, the fascia is relaxed and smooth, and its layers glide fluidly against one another without restriction or restraint.
Trauma such as a fall, whiplash, surgery or cumulative effects of poor or uneven posture over time can cause the fascia layers to stick together. The fascia can then exert excessive pressure over the blood vessels, nerves and organs, producing pain, headaches and restrictions of motion. Myofascial Release is the process of manipulating the fascia to return it to its healthy, relaxed, pain-free and smooth state.