What is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial Release is a very effective hands-on, therapeutic technique that provides gentle sustained pressure into soft tissue tightness in order to un-bind or un-glue fascial restrictions, eliminating pain at its source.
Fascia is a three dimensional web of tough connective tissue that extends throughout the body, surrounding and permeating every nerve, muscle, blood vessel, bone, and organ.
Trauma resulting from a fall, accident, surgery, repetitive stress/strain, emotional stress, or habitual poor posture can cause the myofascial web to bind, restricting movement and eventually resulting in pain.
Myofascial Release incorporates a “wholistic” – or whole body – approach, in which each person is seen as a unique individual.
Myofascial Release is safe, gentle, and consistently effective.
Click on the video by Richard Harty PT below to learn more about Fascia and Myofascial Release, along with the theory of tensegrity and how it applies to the body and pain relief.
Tensegrity and the body
Tensegrity is an elision of ‘tension + integrity’. Buckminster Fuller, building on the highly original sculptures of Kenneth Snelson, coined the term, to indicate that the integrity of the structure derived from the balance of tension members, not the compression struts.
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Buckminster Fuller with tensegrity model.