Myofascial Release


Myofascial Release is a whole body, hands on approach to treatment which produces a profound healing effect on body tissues, eliminating pain and restoring motion. By treating the “cause of the problem” it eliminate the symptoms, which makes it permanent. These structural changes help people return to a pain free, active lifestyle. There are two types of myofascial release: direct and indirect. Direct myofascial release (or deep tissue work) method works on the restricted fascia. We use knuckles, elbows, or other tools to slowly stretch the restricted fascia by applying a moderate force. Direct myofascial release seeks for changes in the myofascial structures by stretching, elongation of fascia, or mobilizing adhesive tissues. The practitioner moves slowly through the layers of the fascia until the deep tissues are reached. The indirect method involves a gentle stretch, with only minimal pressure, which allows the fascia to “unwind” itself. The gentle traction applied to the restricted fascia will result in heat and increased blood flow in the area. This allows the body’s inherent ability for self correction to return, thus eliminating pain and restoring the optimum performance of the body.