What is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial release is a specialised type of physical therapy used to treat and rehabilitate soft tissue and fascial aches and pains. It is often used to treat myofascial pain syndrome, a chronic pain disorder.
Myofascia is the tough tissue which surrounds and covers all of your muscles and bones, and Myofascial Release often takes place as part of a Massage Therapy session. Your therapist will feel for still or tightened areas in the body, and will gently massage the myofascia to release pressure and tightness. The process may be repeated several times on the same point and on other points until the therapist feels the tension has been fully released.