Myofascial release differs from other kinds of massage in that it targets the fascia, the membrane surrounding muscles, rather than the muscle itself. The fascia is a thin tissue that covers all organs of the body, and it plays an important role in the process of tissue repair. When muscle fibers are injured or frequently held in the same position (such as working at a computer all day), the fascia fibers that surround the muscle become tight, short, and misaligned and can affect a persons range of motion.
While other forms of massage can overlook the fascia, Myowellness myofascial treatments focuses specifically on releasing tension in this important membrane. This type of therapy consists of holding a gentle stretch for a minimum of 90 seconds and following the tissue as it releases with skilled, sensitive hands to the next barrier without applying any lotion. Myofascial release may be gentle, but it has profound effects upon your body’s tissues. You may leave after the first treatment feeling like nothing happened. Do not let the gentleness deceive you. Later that day and even a day or two after you may begin to feel the profound effects of the treatment