A therapist uses a slow, careful pull to stretch fascia in the upper back and neck to balance tension in the fascial matrix

 

Most of our therapists use a combination of techniques, but myofasical release is one of the key components, possibly the most powerful, in releasing long-held stress in the body’s tension structure, fascia.

Fascia is the 2nd most prevalent connective tissue in the body after only blood, which is considered the 1st.  Like plastic wrap, fascia can stretch, mold, separate substances/structures from one another, but also it can become glued down, and it can tear and rip.  Myofascial release is a technique and thought process that helps to free up and balance the tension within this domain, which can greatly affect range of motion related to both pain and imbalance in the body.