Myofascial Release

What is Myofascial Release?

Myofascial Release is a type of soft tissue therapy used in osteopathy to release physically restricted musculoskeletal groups.

The massage therapist will often use light to moderate traction and twisting strokes to apply the appropriate tension on the soft tissue and to achieve a full reflex range of the muscle. This slow and subtle technique can be used to unblock fascia and muscle throughout the body restoring total physical harmony.

Myofascial release therapy is applied hands-on in kneading-style strokes that are meant to stretch, loosen, soften and lengthen muscle tissues. The strokes are applied with gentle pressure and held for approximately 2-minutes in order for the stretch to have its full effect on the muscle.