Is a hands-on technique which Involves applying gentle, sustained pressure into the fascial tissue restrictions in order to eliminate pain and restore motion. Maintaining the pressure slowly over time allows the viscoelastic fascia to elongate.
Fascia is very densely woven, covering and penetrating every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein, as well as, all of our internal organs. An interesting aspect of the fascial system is that it is actually one continuous interwoven structure that exists from head to toe without interruption. Each part of the entire body is connected to every other part by the fascia, like the yarn in a sweater.
The fascia when healthy is relaxed and pliable, wavy in form. The fascial properties can change and become sticky, restricted and tight after injury, surgery, repetitive strain and habitual postural patterns. The change increases pressures throughout the fascial system and can result in pain and decreased mobility, affecting the function of the structures it is covering and surrounding.
Myofascial release is beneficial for many different ailments including:
- Chronic pain
- Postural Imbalances
- Athletic Injuries
- TMJ Disorder
- Scar tissue
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- So much more…