Myofascial Release is a very effective massage technique that provides sustained pressure into myofascial restrictions (restrictions in the connective tissue of the body) to eliminate pain and restore range of motion. The fascia is a specialized system of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider’s web or a sweater. In other words, all of the connective tissue in your body is connected, and having restrictions in one part of the fascia can create restrictions and pain in other areas. When you experience pain in a certain part of your body, sometimes the cause me be in a different area.
Myofascial release shares some characteristics with deep tissue massage, but often times is performed slower, and pressure is most often held longer.