You may have experienced the ongoing scenario of talking to your doctor about muscle pain and they can't seem to figure out the cause of it. As the body responds to stress, it often tightens down the connective tissue in an attempt to stabilize and support. The more this pattern continues, the tighter the web of fascia cinches down, putting pressure on nerves, blood vessels, and other delicate structures of the body. Fascia is the connective tissue that connects and covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body.
Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body. It does this by using massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles and bones. Direct myofascial release is sometimes known as deep tissue work. Indirect release applies light pressure and gently stretches the fascia; this allows for increased blood circulation, nerve enervation and relief from pain.