Myofascial Release
Myofascial Release

What does the word myofascial mean?

Myo refers to muscle; fascia refers to the connective tissue that is one continuous, strong but flexible, web of tissue that runs though the body from head to toe, and which surrounds and interpenetrates every cell, muscle, bone, nerve, and organ.

Myofascial release is a very effective manual therapy technique that uses the gentle sustained pressure of the trained therapist’s hands to engage the restricted fascia and facilitate its release. This technique can improve bodily functions, relieve pain, and increase freedom of movement.

A basic understanding of the fascial system is important to grasp the implications of the profound effect that this technique can have on the functioning of the body, particularly in relieving pain and restricted motion.

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Additional information about myofascial release can be found at:

The John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach
The Pain Relief Center - Walt Fritz
The Center for Myofascial Wellness in Albany

Fascia Research Congress


Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Wellness Strategies
Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga, Capital District NY
Dorothy Frament, OTR/L - Ph. 518.229.0411 email
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Dorothy Frament OT/R Craniosacral Myofascial