What is a Fascia?

Fascia, or connective tissue, surrounds all muscles, bone, and organs, holding them in place. It is actually a continuous sheet of supportive tissue that envelops the entire body.

Fascial shortenings, adhesions, or restrictions, can be caused by inflammation, trauma, surgery, or postural imbalances, and result in abnormal tension patterns.

Myofascial release can be performed in a variety of ways, directly or indirectly, to address these restrictions. Each technique increases the excursion and flexibility of fascial by moving it towards and beyond the restriction (direct) or opposite to the restriction (indirect).