Introduction: Myofascial release is used to evaluate and treat restrictions in the body's contractile connective tissues (muscles) and non-contractile supportive connective tissues (fascia) by the application of gentle traction, pressures and positioning.
Myofascial release is a close relative to massage. They both involve manual contact with the patient, and they both use the sense of touch to evaluate the problem and the effectiveness of the treatment. They also both include the use of pressure and tissue stretch to produce results.
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