Myofascial Release is a form of bodywork that is manipulative in nature and seeks to rebalance the body by releasing tension in the fascia. Long, stretching strokes are utilized to release muscular tension. Myofascial Release is a manual therapy technique that is utilized to help relieve pain and tension that is due to injury or stress. It involves releasing and unwinding the fascia (connective tissue) that surrounds each muscle and interconnects all of the other internal parts of the body. This tissue layer, which connects every muscle, tendon, ligament, bone, and organ in our bodies, can store memories of physical trauma. Releasing these restrictions allows us to discharge recurring emotional as well as physical pain. Sessions can include craniosacral work, stretching techniques, and deep touch.
In either case when you leave a Massage Therapy session, you will most likely feel very relaxed and may even get a boost of energy after a short while, as some people do. Receiving Massage Therapy treatments for relaxation purposes on a regular basis, can help lower stress and keep your muscles from becoming tense and forming trigger points (knots).
Myofascial Release has been used effectively for:
- Low back pain
- Stiff neck
- Shoulder injuries
- Arthritic conditions
- Sports injuries
- And many more