Fascia is the connective tissue that provides support and protection through the whole body. Fascia envelopes all the organs, blood vessels, nerves and muscles of the body. Fascia can become restricted and adhered due to trauma, inflammatory responses, surgical procedures, overuse or inactivity and emotional stress. These restrictions often result in pain, muscle tension and decreased blood flow to the area.
Myofascial release techniques aim to release and mobilize the adhesions. Myofascial stretching in one area of the body can be felt in and affect other areas of the body.