What Is Myofascial Release/Scar Release Therapy?

Myofascial Release is a manual therapy technique often used in massage. The technique focuses on pain believed to arise from myofascial tissues – the tough membranes that wrap, connect and support your muscles. During myofascial release therapy, the therapist locates myofascial areas that feel stiff and fixed instead of elastic and moveable under light manual pressure. These areas, though not always near what feels like the source of pain, are thought to restrict muscle and joint movements, which contributes to widespread muscle pain. The focused manual pressure and stretching used in myofascial release therapy loosen up restricted movement, leading indirectly to reduced pain and discomfort.

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