Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a form of hands-on therapy aiming to work on a type of fibrous connective tissue called fascia. Fascia is a continuous structure and is found everywhere in the body; it is a kind of wrapping that is enveloping, separating, or binding together muscles, organs, and other tissues of the body. It is not fully understood what exactly fascia does as this is a relatively new subject in anatomy. However, it is clear that without fascia our body can not function. By working on it and surrounding soft tissue such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves, the therapist helps the body to be relaxed, flexible and move smoothly with less restriction. The therapist often uses long and sustained pressure.

Myofascial release is known to help with:

  • Clonic/acute pain
  • Muscle tension
  • Past injury/surgery
  • Relaxation

What should I wear?

For treatment you will be expected to remove outer clothing but keep your underwear on

Do you use oil/cream?

Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils or creams.

Which therapy should I have; Massage, Structural Integration or Myofascial Release?

They are all similar yet quite different. People can get a lot of benefit from massage but if the client has more complexed issue such as past injury or chronic pain, Myofascial Release would be more suitable.

Myofascial Release is used during the Structural Integration session. However, Structural Integration session is  more focused on longer lasting effect and transformation by improving client’s posture and alignment. It  helps the client to explore their both physical and psychological pattern that is often unconscious.