How does myofascial release work?

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 | No Comments

Myofascial release is a hands on technique that involves mostly gentle sustained manipulation of the connective tissue or fascia. Myofascial release is most effectively done as a treatment program with a frequency of one to three times per week for several weeks. This allows the tissues to release, the body to move back into proper alignment, and for the home exercises to be practiced and understood for continued improvement and maintenance.

ADJUST THIS. ADD THIXOTROPY. Need a bit more science.
Structurally, our bodies are built with tensigrity. Meaning the strength and balance of our bodies is determined by the balance of continuous tensile forces provided by the fascia vs. leaning on compressive forces provided by the bones. The bones act more as spacers. Think of a suspension bridge. This allows us to weather and sustain a variety of pressures and movements from outside forces without injury, especially when we’re young before we’ve built up restrictions from use or trauma.