What is Myofascial Release?

Myofascial release is a very effective hands-on therapy used to treat difficult and recurring injuries and pain.

It focuses on releasing and loosening fascia so that it and other connected structures can move more freely and motion is restored.

Remedial Massage at Peak Physique

What is Myofascia?

Myofascia is the dense tough connective tissue that surrounds and covers all your muscles and bones.  It allows us to move freely, breath properly and perform our daily tasks pain free state.

It is very strong and flexible and in its normal healthy state is relaxed and soft and will stretch and move without restriction.  When you experience physical trauma or inflammation the Myofascia loses is pliability. It can become tight, restricted and a source of tension throughout the rest of the body. Trauma, such as a fall whiplash, surgery or habitual poor posture has a cumulative effect over time.

When Myofascia is damaged or traumatised it can become too tight and cause a number of problems such as:

  • Headaches
  • Muscle pain and spasms
  • Chronic back and neck pain
  • Recurring injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Sensations such as numbness and pins and needles
  • Poor posture and reduced flexibility

Myofascial Release Therapy may be help many physical problems, including:

  • Back strain and general chronic or acute back pain
  • Lumbar and thoracic pain
  • Chronic cervical pain
  • Dizziness, vertigo
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fibrositis
  • Headaches
  • Myofascial pain dysfunction
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Whiplash
  • Chronic/complex pain syndromes