Myofascial release is an effective hands on therapy which can directly change and improve the health of fascia.  It's purpose is to break down scar tissue, relax the muscle and fascia, and restore good posture.  Fascia is the dense, tough tissue that surrounds and covers all your muscles and bones.  This outer covering is very strong and very flexible.  In the normal healthy state, the fascia is relaxed and soft.  It has the ability to stretch and move without restriction. Whenever you experience physical trauma or inflammation, it loses its pliability.  Other major causes of myofascial tightening are:

  • car accidents
  • falls
  • work injuries
  • poor posture
  • lack of stretching as seen in prolonged sitting and standing
  • emotional/psychological stress
  • repetitive motions such as factory work or keyboarding

  • When the myofascia becomes tight, restricted and a source of tension
    throughout the rest of the body, it results in:

  • headaches
  • muscle pain and spasms
  • chronic back and neck pain
  • re-occuring injuries
  • sciatica
  • breathing difficulties
  • sensations such as numbness and pins & needles
  • poor posture and reduced flexibility

  • And is used effectively to treat:

  • low back pain
  • headaches
  • neck stiffness
  • shoulder injuries
  • arthritic conditions
  • sports injuries
  • plus many more

  • To conclude, myofascial release is a very effective treatment program that can significantly improve many soft tissue
    and orthopaedic conditions.