During myofascial massage, the therapist applies forces in opposing directions to relax the tissues. This type of massage can help improve mobility in surrounding areas and ease pain.
Myofascial massage is very relaxing & gentle and when performed correctly should not hurt. Massage therapists will usually avoid oils or creams during myofascial work to provide a firmer grip on the skin during treatment.
Myofascial release techniques are used to help with many conditions including fibromyalgia, whiplash, chronic fatigue syndrome, carpal tunnel, back pain, headaches, arthritis, and scoliosis.