How Does Myofascial Release Work?

If you don’t know what fascia is, try reading the article “What Is Fascia?” first.

When we get injured, tissues in our bodies get irritated, compressed, torn, and severed.  This can happen from repetitive stress, direct trauma, and surgery.  Our bodies respond to injury by adding scar tissue fibers to help patch up the injured areas.  The body also responds with inflammation in the injured area for as long as the tissue signals that it is “stressed”. ...

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What Is Fascia?

Fascia is the fabric of the body.  It is a three dimensional sweater of fibers, mostly collagen, that surrounds and interconnects all muscle cells, blood vessels, nerves, and all other tissues in the body.  It connects the body from head to toe and from front to back in a continuous web of interaction.  To the right is an image of living fascia at 25 X magnification taken with an endoscopic camera by Dr. J. C. Guimberteau.  Note: Fascia does not ...

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