Myofascial Release

Chiropractor located in McKinney, TX

Myofascial Release

Fascia is an essential tissue that provides structure and support for your body’s muscles, bones, and organs. At 380 Chiropractic & Wellness in McKinney, Texas, experienced chiropractor Joseph Cacozza, DC, uses myofascial release to break up tight fascial adhesions that can cause pain and restrict movement. Call the chiropractic clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about this technique.

What is myofascial release?

Myofascial release is a rehabilitative treatment that relieves tension in the fascial tissues. The fascia is a dense type of tissue that covers and supports every muscle, tissue, and organ in your body. It holds everything together, ensuring your body maintains its structural integrity. 

When fascia tightens and loses its flexibility, scar tissue can form, causing pain and restricting movement. Myofascial release breaks these adhesions to improve the damaged fascia’s flexibility.

How is myofascial release different from a massage?

While both myofascial release and massage therapy aim to relieve tension and restore muscle function, they have a few key differences:


Treatment goals

Myofascial release focuses specifically on breaking fascial adhesions to improve your range of motion and relieve pain in that area. Massages can also alleviate discomfort, but they may also reduce stress and promote relaxation. If you have tight fascial tissues, a massage typically isn’t targeted enough to address tough adhesions.


Area of focus

While myofascial release relieves tension in the fascia that encases the muscles and bones, massage releases discomfort in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments.



Myofascial release’s targeted approach typically involves sustained pressure and gentle manipulation to carefully stretch and lengthen the fascia for enhanced flexibility. Meanwhile, massage techniques can vary depending on your preferences and goals.

Who can benefit from myofascial release?

Many people can benefit from myofascial release. This treatment may be the right solution for you if you have:


Musculoskeletal pain

Myofascial release can break up adhesions nearly anywhere on the body. It can relieve pain from several musculoskeletal conditions, such as:

  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Whiplash
  • Plantar fasciitis

If you suffer from pain during pregnancy, myofascial release can help address the strain on your body.


Poor posture

Tight fascia in the shoulders and spine can contribute to poor posture, leading to tech neck and general muscle tightness. Myofascial release can increase the fascia’s flexibility to pull your head up and improve your posture.


Limited range of motion

Myofascial release helps relieve tension and tightness in the fascia, allowing for improved flexibility, mobility, and range of motion.

Myofascial release is a safe, effective technique that can deliver long-lasting pain relief while improving your overall function. To learn more about this noninvasive treatment, call 380 Chiropractic & Wellness today or schedule an appointment online.