Myofascial Release: Unwinding Restrictions

Fascial-Pelvis, Myofascial/Osseous Release

  Is a form of soft tissue therapy intended for pain relief, increasing range of motion and balancing the body. Techniques include manual compression (light pressure) for stretching the fascia and releasing bonds between the collegan and elastin fibers that make up the fascial structure. When the fascia is manipulated, directly or indirectly, it helps to allow the connective tissue fibers to reorganize themselves in a more flexible, functional fashion.

 

  The fascia is a seamless web of connective tissue that covers and connects the muscles, organs, and skeletal structures, located between the skin and the underlying structure of muscle and bone. Muscle and fascia form the myofascia system. The fascial system is totally one structure that is present from your head to foot without any interruption.

 

  Injuries, stress, inflammation, trauma, and poor posture can cause restriction to fascia. Since fascia is an interconnected web, the restriction or tightness to fascia at a place, with time can spread to other places in the body like a pull in a sweater. The goal of myofascial release is to release fascial restriction providing freedom of movement that other forms of simply muscular or skeletal manipulation cannot provide and sustain.