Myofascial Release is a safe, gentle, and effective hands-on technique that involves applying sustained pressure into the connective tissue (fascia) restrictions. The sustained gentle pressure (usually five to seven minutes) allows for this tissue to elongate, hydrate, and release restricted areas.
Trauma, inflammatory responses, and surgical procedures create fascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures. These restrictions do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography).
Often, the traditional medical or therapy approach is aimed at temporary relief from the symptoms and pain, but often does nothing about the root cause which is the immense amount of pressure (from fascial restrictions) on the nerves causing the pain.
Myofascial release safely and gently releases the entire myofascial complex leaving clients with lasting results.