Myofascial release is a manual technique used by physiotherapists and massage therapists to manipulate the fascia (the structural tissues of your body).
The fascia surrounds all of the organs, muscles, and bones in your body, and can influence the positioning of the skeleton. Your therapist will use their hands to apply various degrees of pressure to the fascia and follow its path in your body.
In response to the pressure, the body releases the “pull” that the fascia has on surrounding structures. This release helps to relieve pain and improve postural alignment.
Combined with strengthening exercises of the opposing muscle groups, myofascial release has excellent results in helping patients to gain mobility, flexibility and pain relief.