Myofascial Release

The goal of Myofascial Release is to eliminate pain and restore function and wellness.

The fascia is a web of connective tissue that surrounds and supports our bodies, beginning at two weeks of gestation and continuing for the rest of our lives.  It's health and flexibility is key to our well being and our ability to perform whatever activities we need to or want to.  When it becomes injured through trauma, whether physical or emotional, it tightens down in response.  Over time, the many tight areas pull on the rest of the interconnected fabric much like when you pull a thread on a sweater, causing our bodies to move in misalignment. 

Over time, this will create pain, and an inability to do things that we used to do.  The fascia requires a different kind of analysis and awoman different kind of manipulation than muscle or bone.  This is what we are experts in.  We can view the architecture of the body, and see where the lines of tension are coming from and what places need to be worked with to create overall health and well being. 

So much information gets stuck in the fascia when it tightens down.  Memories, emotions and toxins get locked into these places.  When they are released, we have an opportunity to let go of all of those things we've been holding onto that are related to the injury or trauma, creating a very holistic and profound experience of healing.



  • is tough connective tissue with a tensile strength of 2000 lb's per square inch
  • spreads through the body in an interconnected web
  • surrounds organs, nerves, and blood vessels
  • infuses muscle down to the cellular level
  • is made up of collagen and elastin supported in a gelatinous matrix
  • is the tough outer opaque white covering you see on some store bought meats
Fascial restrictions can create bizarre symptoms such as pain, tingling or burning some distance from the originally affected area as the strong fascia binds down on pain sensitive structures like nerves and blood vessels. The body loses it's flexibility and orientation in space becomes compromised so it needs more energy just to stay upright and function. As this process continues the immune system may become compromised, stress may not be as easily managed, and chronic pain and disease processes can set in.

Evaluating for fascial restrictions includes
  • a visual assessment in standing, sitting, lying and while moving
  • a tactile assessment of the tissues while treating
  • asking for feedback from the client about connected areas felt during treatment
  • an energetic assessment

Evaluation and treatment work best if you bring a pair of shorts and a workout top to change into.

Assessing is an ongoing process during treatment as the therapist is attuned to feeling the restrictions release and moving into the next barrier.

Myofascial Release
Myofascial release is a hands on technique done on the skin without oils. We use mostly gentle sustained compression or pulling on the body as we work toward getting your fascial system to soften and lengthen.  We work on the parts of your body that are the most restricted to achieve an whole body structural release and realigning. Often the part that has the most pain or symptoms is not the part that is causing those problems.  By looking at your whole body and working with the restrictions we see and feel we can create permanent structural change, and prevent further problems in the future.