Connective Tissue Massage
The term myofascial release is derived from the Latin words myo (or muscle) and fascia (or elastic band). Its no wonder many massage therapists liken the stretching of muscles and ligaments to the stretching of an elastic band.
The fascia is a continuous elastic sheath that provides structural support for the skeleton and soft tissues (i.e., muscles, tendons and organs). In fact the body is a web of fascia.
The treatment is a type of massage without the use of any massage medium, the therapist puts pressure on the area and allows the fascia to release as the hands move along the skin. Clients have reported feeling lighter, taller, and looser, in fact a client commented after a treatment “I feel like I have been ironed out”.