According to Andrew Taylor Still, Myofascial Release helps stretch myofascial connective tissue and relax contracted muscles by slowly loading the myofascial tissue with sustained pressure. The pressure can be light or heavy, depending on the client’s need. A skilled myofascial release therapist will know when and where to use these varying forces.

Myofascial Release is performed directly on skin without oils or creams, enabling the therapist to find fascial restrictions. By applying the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to the restricted area, the therapist will be able to influence a release of the fascial restriction. The results are better circulation, longer stretch reflex and relaxed muscles. Try a session of myofascial release to experience these effects!

You can find more detailed information on myofascial pain in an e-book called, “The Complete Guide to Trigger Points & Myofascial Pain“. It’s written by one of my favorite online author’s, Paul Ingraham. He runs a very informative website called