Myofacial Release is a hands-on technique that seeks to free the body from the grip of tight fascia, or connective tissue. Trauma, posture or inflammation can create a binding down of fascia resulting in excessive pressure on nerves, muscles, blood vessels, osseous structures and/or organs. Therapists apply mild, sustained hand-pressure in order to gently stretch and soften fascia, thus restoring normal alignment and function and reducing pain. Treatment is used to treat neck and back pain, headaches, recurring sports injuries, scoliosis and other conditions.