‘Myo’ means muscle and ‘fascia’ means band. Research has proven that fascia, like muscle, has the ability to contract and relax and plays a major role in mobility and stability of joints. Fascia acts as a tensegrity (tension and integrity) model where tension and resistance rely on each other for stability and function.
Fascial restrictions do not show up on CAT scans, MRIs or X-rays, therefore many patients suffer from unresolved physical and emotional pain due to undiagnosed fascial trauma. Conditions are a label for a symptom; traditional healthcare treats this.
Myofascial Release Therapy (MRT), like many alternative therapies, promotes the philosophy that the mind and body work together to maintain health. This supports the understanding that the mind and body are one and the same. The body has the ability to remember postural positions, actions and emotions without the brain reminding it to do so. Throughout the body’s fascial system flow microscopic cells containing energy which have the ability to retain memories.