myofascial release Queens & Astoria, NY

Myofascial Release

The musculoskeletal system, which comprises 60% of the human body, consists of muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones and fascia (a web of connective tissue that spreads throughout the body and surrounds all structures of the human body). This system provides support and motion, and is involved in biomechanical activities.

The musculoskeletal system and especially the soft tissues (muscles and fascia) are the source of pain and dysfunction. Sedentary lifestyle, poor posture, physical or psychological stressors, and nutritional inadequacy can contribute to myofascial dysfunction and the development of trigger points.

Myofascial Therapy also known as myofascial release, is a safe, low impact technique that aims to release tissue tightness and promote myofascial balance. Myofascial release incorporates a direct or indirect technique which moves tissue towards or away from the barrier (restriction) by stretching or elongating the fascia.