The fascia is a hard membrane of different thickness that encloses and separates all body structures, from entire muscle groups and bones to each individual cell, providing protection and communication of tissues. It is like a three-dimensional net that surrounds muscle fibers, tendons, ligaments, nerves, organs and vessels. The fascia consists of collagen fibers (40%) and lubricants.
Myo-peritonial release is a soft tissue therapy technique that involves the application of specific pressures and stretching to myo-peritonial constraints in order to reduce pain and restore elasticity and movement. Myo-peritoneal trigger points are small, entangled, hypersensitive foci in the muscles and the fascia and give the feeling of a tough “knot” between the muscle fibers.