Myofascial Release is a connective tissue technique carried out with a high level of anatomic precision and adapted to the client’s movement of specific muscular areas. During the treatment the client will be lying on the treatment bench, sitting or standing as instructed by the practitioner. At the same time, the practitioner will treat and release the myofascial area where the restriction has been identified and mobility is reduced.
Fascia, or connective tissue, is the continuous sensory organ in the body that infiltrates all muscles, tendons, ligaments, bone structures and organs. It both binds together and separates all our inner structures. Ever since the time of Leonardo Da Vinci, undeservedly little or no attention has been paid to connective tissue. It was previously assumed that the purpose of the myofascial substance was merely to form a transition between the other structures in the body, but this is just a small part of the truth.
The connective tissue contains a large number of nerve cells that help us to coordinate our movements through the day. It also shapes itself according to how we use (or do not use) our body. Lack of movement, repeated and repetitive movements, as well as injuries, can lead to a stiffening and contraction of the connective tissue. This in turn can maintain an unfavourable pattern of movement that can lead to problems in the muscular and skeletal systems. Increased research on fascia over the last 10 years has shown that the myofascial substance performs essential tasks in the body.
The state of the connective tissue, whether hydrated or dehydrated, will greatly influence the autonomous nervous system. By using Myofascial Release techniques it is possible to achieve hydration in the areas where restrictions have been identified and to release the movement function so that all muscles can be three-dimensionally realigned to their main purpose.
Read more about fascia and research: https://fasciaresearchsociety.org
Recommended treatment time is 60, 75 or 90 minutes.