Myofascial release is a hands-on, alternative medicine which targets chronic pains all over the body such as in arthritis, back pains, and neck pain. These pains are often misdiagnosed or mistreated, resulting in the pain remaining and people simply having to learn to live with it and the regime of painkillers rather than be cured.

Myofascial release works with the idea that surrounding every muscle, bone, and nerve system in the body is a network of fibers called fascia. Fascia resembles something like a total body suit in that every single fiber is connected and so affects each other, both positively and negatively. When fascia is normal, it’s wavy and relaxed and able to stretch, constrict, and move around without any restrictions and pain. However, when something in the body is injured or sore, the fascia bunches up in response, becoming tight and uncooperative. Sometimes, the bunching in one area can cause bunching in a completely different area (such as a lower back pain causing neck pain) and so while a drug might take care of the back pain, the neck pain will remain and there can seem to be no relief for it. This is often what causes the misdiagnoses of pains.