Myofascial Release Therapy is a gentle blend of massage and stretching. It uses hands-on manipulation of the body to promote healing, release of fascial tension and pain relief. The therapy is based on the idea that poor posture, physical injury, emotional stress and illness can throw the body out of alignment and cause its intricate web of fascia to become tight and constricted.
The skillful use of the hands in Myofascial Release Therapy is said to release disruption in this fascial network that links every organ and tissue in the body with every other part.
Pressure on the bones, muscles, joints and nerves is relieved in the process, and balance is restored. The release of tension allows more functional flexibility and mobility if the muscles, fascia and associated structures.