Myofascial release is a type of soft tissue therapy in order to treat pain and motion restriction. If you have restricted soft tissue from overuse, disease, trauma, inactivity, or infections agents then myofascial release may be able to give you the relief you are looking for. With two methods to choose from, we are able to determine which is more likely to benefit you and give you the relief you need.

Types of Myofascial Release


There are two methods of myofascial relief: Direct myofascial release and indirect myofascial release. The direct method works by engaging the myofascial tissue restrictive barrier. To do this, the tissue is loaded with constant force in order to create tissue release.

Indirect myofascial release involves only a few grams of pressure for a gentle stretch of the tissue. The tissues that are dysfunctional are guided along the path of least resistance until there is free movement.

If we diagnose you with myofascial pain syndrome, then myofascial release can help relieve your pain symptoms. When this is the case, we will discuss which method is best for you, indirect and direct. Myofascial release can be used on its on to relieve pain or combined with other treatment options to increase the likelihood that you experience pain relief.