Myofascial Release: the name says it all. The body’s soft connective tissues are a complex system that ties together just about all structures in the body: muscles, organs, bones, nerves. Myofascial Release is directed primarily at the layers of connective tissues separating the bundles of muscle fibers.
Connective tissues can become tense and contracted just as muscles can, with resulting soreness and limitations of movement, as well as distortions in posture. Whereas Massage Therapy is aimed at releasing the muscles per se, Myofascial Release is aimed at releasing the connective tissue locally through the application of specific stretching and moving manipulations. Often it is the “missing piece” to muscle-related therapy.