Myofascial Release Technique

Myofascial restrictions can be caused by trauma, inflammation, surgical procedures, and/or stress. Myofascial release technique is used to treat the tightness and tension caused myofascial restriction. This is a hands-on technique that applies a gentle pressure over the area to help elongate the fascia and release the tension and tightness within the muscle. This technique can increase range of motion and flexibility. It can also reduces stress and relaxes the muscles. 

Who uses Myofascial Release Technique?

Myofascial release technique is used by licensed practitioners such as physical therapists, chiropractors, and occupational therapists.  

Myofascial Release Technique and ASTR

Advanced Soft Tissue Release (abbreviated as ASTR) is a new manual therapy specialty that is revolutionizing the way patients experience long-term pain relief. ASTR treats pain in a gentle, effective, and natural way by releasing scar tissue, trigger points, and fascia restriction. Myofascial release technique can be performed by a physical therapist that specializes in ASTR. ASTR’s patented tools assist in releasing soft tissue, and ASTR clinicians are trained in effective techniques that do not cause additional pain or stress to the patient’s body. Learn how ASTR can help you or watch testimonial videos of patients who experienced pain relief through ASTR treatment.

*Information provided in the table is based upon therapist and patient interviews, information collected from the technique provider’s website, and video analysis of the treatment being performed.