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What is myofascial release?

#Myofascialrelease is a manual therapy used to treat pain, tension and dysfunction. "Myo" means muscle and "fascia" is the connective tissue network that runs throughout the whole body.



What is fascia?


#Fascia is a real, live system that is often overlooked when it comes to rehabilitation, and the recovery phase of athletes or injury.  It is a fibrous tissue that connects every cell in our body. This connective tissue forms a web throughout our body extending from our head to our toes. Fascia surrounds and infuses every muscle,


bone, nerve and organ in our body. It is a network that is in constant tension and compression in order to retain function and balance.


Like #muscle, fascia has the ability to contract and relax but, unlike muscle, fascial restrictions creep throughout the entire network affecting the #tension and function of many anatomical structures, eventually creating the pain that we call symptoms. These symptoms include #muscularstrains, #trigger