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myofascial release

Myo is the muscle and fascia is the loose irregular tissue (think saran wrap) that covers the muscles, bones, nerves, organs, and blood vessels. There are different layers of fascia; the superficial layer in between the skin and the muscles, and the deep layer in between the muscles themselves. Myofascial Release aims to identify and treat areas of restriction or abnormal cross-linking of fascia in a painful area in the body. One approach involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. Superficial fascia can be treated using a technique called skin rolling, which is also a helpful tool for identifying  restrictions  between the top layer of fascia and underlying muscles.