Myofascial release means relaxation in all fasciae. Fasciae are layers of connective tissue which are there to transmit tension and pressure in the body, to maintain the gliding ability between muscles, bones and organs, and to give these support and shape. Among other things, fasciae are equipped with pain and movement sensors.
Fasciae are our most important sensory organ for the so-called sixth sense, i.e. for the body's senses.
Myofascial Release is an individual body therapeutic treatment. The therapist balances the entire organism via the fascial system by means of personal diagnosis and correspondingly precise treatment of deep-seated connective tissue restrictions in order to help to achieve a new balance and vitality.
The fascia system has so far received little attention in most forms of therapy. With Myofascial Release, the three-dimensional fascial systems weaving through our body are treated in a targeted and differentiated way. The mobility and shiftability between the individual muscles, tendons, nerves and organs is improved and increased/normalized in the connective tissue itself. Joints are relieved, blocked joints are released, stereotypical movement patterns are dissolved.
The therapist searches for twists and disorders in the body, as well as for visible changes, shortenings and hardenings of the connective tissue. The whole body palpation points to the larger problem zones and their connective tissue changes within the fascial system. The myofascial trigger points are also determined specifically.
After this individual diagnosis, the person is specifically treated with manual fascial techniques. Deep tissue techniques are used for this purpose. If depth treatment is not indicated, the fasciae are gently pulled using stretch grips and held until the tissue dissolves. A further approach is offered by the so-called unwinding of the tissue (free wind), in which the therapist follows the inherent movement of the tissue and thus gives it the opportunity to loosen itself.
The techniques can be used on their own as well as in combination with other methods of physiotherapy or other forms of therapy.