A gentle blend of stretching and massage, Myofascial Release Therapy uses hands-on manipulation of the entire body to promote healing and relieve pain.
Myofascial comes from the Latin “myo” for muscle and “fascia” for band. Injuries or damage to the fibrous bands of connective tissue that hold muscles together, or fascia, result in disruptions and irregularities to the tissue and are believed to be a source of pain and restricted motion. Instead of being uniformly aligned with long parallel fibres the fascia becomes tangled and matted.
Remedial Massage therapists use Myofascial Release techniques to ease pressure in the fascia. Gentle stretching and long massage strokes aim to realign the damaged tissue allowing for optimal healing.