What is Myofascial Release?
Updated: May 16
Myofascia (Fascia) is the thick connective tissue supporting your muscles and perfectly wraps the muscle just below the skin. It is a network of tissue that spreads throughout the entire body and connects muscles, joints, and bones. So, tight Fascia restricts movement in muscles and joints.
In between the layer of Fascia and Muscle, there is a liquid called Hyaluronan that provides stretch and encourages a free range of movement. When this liquid becomes thick, sticky, or dries up, it impacts the surrounding body parts.
Repeated movements and accumulation of bad postures normalize fascial tension and disrupt Hyaluronic circulation. That causes adhesion between Fascia and Muscle and leads to stiffness. And you may feel pain, soreness, heaviness, or discomfort in that area.
Muscles attach to bone and bone. So, tight muscle pulls the bones and that causes off the balance of the joints.
Fascia connects everything in the whole body. For example, when the Fascia gets tense and causes adhesion around the low back and hamstrings, it may pull one side shoulder downward. And that leads to misalignment of the body.
A foam roller is very useful to release a large surface of the Fascia. It gives good friction to the layer of Fascia and Muscle and increases the circulation of Hyaluronan.
Myofascial Release accesses Fascia, muscles, and joints. It can reach from the surface to the deeper layer of Fascia, and release the tightness of muscles and joints all over. This technique consists of three types of manipulations: Surface, Point, and Line stimulation.
After the tension of muscles and joints is released, you will be well aligned and be able to make good posture and move lightly, without pain and restriction.
A mixture of Myofascial Release, Acupressure, and Joint Manipulation to reduce muscle tension, and fix skeletal misalignment. It will relieve pain, improve range of motion, and correct posture. And it's based on the Japan-originated body fixing method 'Seitai' (整体).
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