myofascial release therapy session - myofascial

Myofascial Release focuses on the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome, which is a chronic pain disorder caused by sensitivity and tightness in Myofascial Tissues. These tissues support and surround the muscles throughout the body. Normal myofascial should feel pliable and elastic. Imagine the ease of combing through recently brushed hair, now imagine trying to comb through a tangled mess of hair. Abnormal myofascial, or Fascial adhesion are these tangled messes.


  • Decrease of chronic pain

  • Strengthens immune system

  • (fascial adhesion cause the immune systems lymphatic flow to become sluggish)

  • Improves nerve function

  • (fascial adhesion press on nerves, causing numbness, tingling or pain in arms and legs)

  • Increase blood circulation

  • (fascial adhesion can compress arteries, which can place stress in the heart and create painful and cramping extremities)

SinceĀ fascia is thought to be the most pain sensitive tissue in our bodies, these tangled messes can cause chronic pain! Whenever a muscle is impacted (contact sports, falls, abuse, etc) or overused/injured (lifting weights, running over-training, heavy or repetitive jobs, etc), these adhesion will appear.

The therapist needs as much access to a clients skin a possible, so this treatment is performed on the massage table with the client modestly draped at all times. Little to no lotion or oils are used. This treatment can be used. This treatment can be uncomfortable for some clients as the therapist works to break up fascial adhesion. Myofascial Release commonly will require more than one released before the pain finally goes away.


Experience deep, hot or aching pain in muscles

Suffer from chronic joint or muscle stiffness

Feel Clumsy, weak or uncoordinated (like your muscles are no longer following orders)

Feel like there is a pinched nerve, or continued muscle cramping

Suffer from muscle overuse or prolonged bad posture

Wish to improve athletic performance