Myofascial release refers to a manual massage technique of gentle, specialized stretching that targets connective tissue layers with the goal of reducing pain and restoring mobility and enhancing the body’s natural healing capabilities.
What is Myofascial release?
Myofascial release is a type of therapy that is used to treat pain and tension in the muscles and fascia (the connective tissue that surrounds and supports the muscles). It involves applying pressure to the affected areas to release tension and improve range of motion.
During a myofascial release session, the therapist will use their hands to apply pressure to the affected areas, stretching and releasing the fascia and muscles. This can help to break up adhesions and scar tissue, improve blood flow, and reduce pain and tension in the affected areas.
Myofascial release is often used in conjunction with other therapies
What can it be used for?
Myofascial release can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tennis elbow