Myofascia is the dense, tough tissue that surrounds and covers all your muscles and bones. Under a microscope, myofascia resembles a spider’s web or fish net.
In its normal healthy state, myofascia is relaxed and soft. It has the ability to stretch and move without restriction. When you experience physical trauma or inflammation myofascia loses its pliability. It can become tight, restricted and, as a result, creates tension throughout the rest of the body. Trauma, such as a fall, whiplash, surgery or habitual poor posture has a cumulative effect over time.
In a healthy body, myofascia helps to maintain good posture, a good range of motion and flexibility. It also gives our bodies tremendous strength and helps us deal with excessive stress and injury.
When myofascia is damaged or traumatized it can cause a number of problems such as:
Muscle pain and spasms
Chronic back and neck pain
Sensations such as numbness and pins and needles
Poor posture and reduced flexibility
Myofascial Release is an effective hands-on therapy which can directly change and improve health of the fascia. The purpose of Myofascial Release is to break down scar tissue, relax the muscle and myofascia and restore good posture.
Myofascial Release techniques focus on relaxing the deep tissue of the body providing lasting and effective relief. The Myofascial Release technique is applied directly on the body and uses slow and sometimes deep pressure to restore the optimum health of the fascia.