Myofacial Release

Tightness that occurs in muscles is not restricted to the muscle itself but the structures and facia around the muscle that hold the muscles and organs in place. The facia is seen as a continuous medium that links muscles and body parts together, and therefore tightness and pain in one area can be caused by a tightness or stiffness in another area much further away.

For instance a child who stands with a tilted pelvis will have tightness in her back not only in the muscle but also the connective tissue around the muscles in the back but also the hips and up the spine towards the neck. Freeing up movement in this area, will help to align the pelvis and probably reduce discomfort at the neck.