Fascia is the most abundant connective tissue in the body. In a perfectly hydrated, limber body, the muscle fibers and fascia would move freely. However, the majority of bodies are far from perfectly hydrated and limber. Injury, over-toned muscles, and repetitive motion are just a few things that can cause fascial adhesions. Because fascia is all connected and intertwined in the body, a fascial adhesion in your thigh can actually negatively impact fascia in other parts of your body, causing problems in your lower back or even your neck.
Performed manually or with an instrument (IAFM or Instrument Assisted Fascial Mobilzation), a myofascial release treatment serves to free up and restore movement to the fascial tissue, alleviating pain all over the body.