Fascial release refers to a variety of manual therapy techniques used to address restrictions or dysfunctions in the fascia, a connective tissue that surrounds and supports muscles, organs, and other structures in the body. The goal of fascial release is to release tension, restore mobility, and improve overall tissue function.
Fascia is a continuous network of collagen fibers that provides structural support and helps transmit forces throughout the body. It can become tight, stiff, or restricted due to factors such as trauma, poor posture, repetitive movements, or inflammation. These restrictions in the fascia can contribute to pain, limited range of motion, and altered movement patterns.