The application of various therapeutic techniques to relieve tension in the body
What is Myofacial/Connective Tissue Manipulation?
Myofacial is the contraction for Muscular/Fascial Interface. This is
the connection between your muscles and the connective (fascia)
tissues surrounding them. Connective tissue manipulation is a very
important tool in bodywork. Muscles respond to being rubbed. It feels
great (in the opinon of a large group of people) and pushes blood
through the muscle, cleaning out metabolic waste and bringing in
nutrients for repair and refreshment. However, Fascia does not really
respond to rubbing. It responds to long slow, and often static
pressure. When I say long and slow, that means 45 seconds and upwards
to five or ten minutes. Static pressure in one place is unmoving,
though not all connective tissue work is like that.