Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions.
The technique focuses on pain believed to arise from myofascial tissues — the tough membranes that wrap, connect and support your muscles.
From overuse and trauma, myofascia can tear and adhere together, these adhesions are called “trigger points” and can prevent the muscles from working well. Trigger points lead to an increase in muscle stiffness and tenderness and a decrease in range of motion. In addition, discomfort from the trigger points can radiate to areas away from the adhesion.
During myofascial release therapy, the therapist locates myofascial areas that feel stiff and fixed instead of elastic and movable under light manual pressure. The focused manual pressure and stretching used in myofascial release therapy loosen up restricted movement, leading indirectly to decreased pain and improved function.