Myofascial release incorporates manual massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release bonds between fascia, muscles and bones.
It is a direct or indirect manipulation of the body's tissues that allows the connective tissue fibres of fascia to re-organize themselves in a more flexible, functional fashion.
The goal of myofascial release is to release fascial restrictions and restore tissue health, often resulting in increased range of motion and the elimination of pain. This is typically performed with no lotion or oil. The techniques may be static or with movement.
Fascia is an uninterrupted 3 dimensional web of tissue that extends from head to toe, front to back. Fascia is located between the skin and the underlying muscles and bones and connects the muscles, organs and skeletal structures in our body. Fascia is a highly adaptable tissue due to its elastic properties.