Myofascial release is a technique that is used to break down facial adhesions in order to allow muscle fibres to return to their proper alignment..

Fascia or connective tissue supports the skeleton, muscles, tendons, ligaments and organs. When injury or a trauma occurs, the cells in the connective tissue sheath generate a denser web around the site to prevent movement. This in turn decreases the range of movement near the associated muscles and can cause pain.