Myofascial Release

Chiropractic work involves more than just manipulating and adjusting joints. It involves hands-on soft tissue therapy, called myofascial release. Myofascial release aims to loosen up tight muscles and reduce tissue tension.

Fascia is a thin yet tough connective tissue that surrounds everything in the body, including our muscles and bones. Fascia forms layers and creates a type of webbing that links various muscles to one another.

Tension can build up in fascia due to trauma, over-use injuries, poor biomechanics, and compensatory movement patterns. Tension and restrictions in fascia can cause pain and immobility at the site of the injury but also at areas distant from the area of main concern.

Myofascial release aims to break up scar tissue and adhesions in fascia to reduce pain and improve mobility throughout the entire body.