Direct Myofascial Release
Monday, April 19, 2010 at 9:37AM
Eliza Andrews

The direct myofascial release (or deep tissue work) method works on the restricted fascia.  Practitioners use knuckles, elbows, or other tools to slowly stretch the restricted fascia by applying a few kilograms-force or tens of newtons. Direct myofascial release seeks for changes in the myofascial structures by stretching, elongation of fascia, or mobilizing adhesive tissues. The practitioner moves slowly through the layers of the fascia until the deep tissues are reached.

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