To understand myofascial release, we must first understand fascia. Myofascial Release is a hands-on method of massage therapy that involves applying delicate pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue to relieve inflammation.
Most myofascial release treatments take place over a one-hour session inside a private, treatment room. Some chiropractors and traditional medical practitioners may offer it.
Your therapist will massage the fascia and feel for stiff or inflamed areas. Normal myofascia should feel pliable and elastic. The therapist will begin massaging and stretching the areas that feel rigid with manual pressure. The therapist then aids the tissue and supportive sheath in releasing pressure and tightness. The process is repeated multiple times on the same trigger point and on other trigger points until the therapist feels the tension is fully released.