What is myofascial release?

Posted by on Mar 7, 2012 in | Comments Off on What is myofascial release?

Myosfascial release is a form of soft tissue massage that can decrease pain and increase range of motion. It focuses on relaxing contracted muscles, increasing circulation and lymphatic drainage, and stimulating the stretch reflex of muscles and overlying fascia.

Myofascial release may include deep, direct work to stretch and elongate the fascia while moving stuck tissue. Alternatively, a gentle stretching may be employed to encourage the fascia to “unwind” and move more freely.