Myofascial release involves a gentle yet sustained pressure from the therapist to encourage positive and lasting changes to body alignment and help reduce pain and body distortion. This can be as a result of physical and/or emotional events recently or in the past.
Fascia consists of the following 3 substances,
Fascia is critical to overall health and functioning. It connects and holds nerves, arteries, fats and veins in place. Fascia works on the principle of tensegrity. Tensegrity is a system that stabilizes itself mechanically because of the way in which tensional and compressive forces are distributed and balanced within the structure. It is a tension that is continuously transmitted across all structural members. Therefore an increase in tension in one of the members or cords results in increased tension in members throughout the structure-even ones on the opposite side. A similar analogy to this would be a tagged jumper. When the wool is caught, it creates a drag effect, not just in one area, but along the entire length of the jumper. It can be seen from the hem end to the collar.