Myofascial Release is a form of hands-on therapy used to relieve pain and to relax muscles and tissue. “Myo” refers to the muscle, and “fascial” refers to the smooth tough tissue that covers all the muscles.
In a normal healthy body, the fascia is relaxed and soft. It can stretch and move without restriction. However, it becomes tight and restricted when our body experience physical trauma or inflammation of the fasica. Trauma such as a fall, whiplash or habitual poor posture can have a cumulative effect over time to tighten the fascia.
Myofascial release is applied directly on the body and uses slow and sometimes deep pressure to restore the proper health of the fascia. Myofascial release has been used effectively in the treatment of:
- Low back pain
- Neck Stiffness
- Sports injuries