Myofascial Release

Myofascial release is a therapeutic technique used to alleviate pain and restore mobility by targeting the muscles or fascia. Fascia is a connective tissue that surrounds muscles, bones, and organs throughout the body. Fascia can become tight or restricted due to injury, overuse, or inflammation, leading to discomfort and limited movement. When performing myofascial release, Dr. Lacie will apply sustained pressure and gentle stretching to the affected areas to release tension and improve flexibility. This technique aims to break up adhesions within the fascia, promote blood flow, and encourage the body's natural healing processes.

Who benefits from Myofascial Release?

Myofascial release can benefit a wide range of individuals, including:

  1. People with chronic pain: Myofascial release can help alleviate chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, low back pain, neck pain, and headaches by releasing tension and reducing muscle tightness.

  2. Athletes: Athletes often use myofascial release to enhance performance, prevent injuries, and speed up recovery from intense training sessions or competitions. It can help improve flexibility, range of motion, and muscle function.

  3. Individuals with injuries: Myofascial release is commonly used as part of rehabilitation programs for injuries such as strains, sprains, tendonitis, and repetitive stress injuries. It can aid in reducing pain, inflammation, and scar tissue formation while promoting tissue healing.

  4. Those with postural imbalances: Poor posture can lead to muscle imbalances and tension in the fascia, resulting in discomfort and restricted movement. Myofascial release techniques can help correct postural issues by releasing tight muscles and fascial restrictions.

  5. People experiencing stress or tension: Stress and tension can manifest as muscle tightness and discomfort in various areas of the body. Myofascial release can provide relief by promoting relaxation, reducing muscle tension, and improving overall well-being.

  6. Individuals with movement restrictions: Conditions such as arthritis, joint stiffness, or surgical procedures can limit mobility and cause muscle tightness. Myofascial release can help improve joint mobility, increase flexibility, and restore functional movement patterns.



Graston® is a form of myofascial release utilizing instruments to address soft tissue injuries and musculoskeletal disorders. It involves the use of specialized stainless steel instruments to perform deep tissue massage and mobilize soft tissue restrictions.

The instruments used with Graston® are designed to detect and treat areas of scar tissue or adhesions within muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Practitioners use these instruments to apply controlled pressure and friction along the affected tissue, which helps to break down scar tissue, improve blood flow, and promote healing.

Graston® is often used to treat conditions such as:

  • Tendonitis
  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • IT band syndrome
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Neck and back pain

Patients undergoing treatment using Graston® can expect the following benefits:

  • Pain relief
  • More mobility in soft tissue
  • Fewer mobility restrictions in fibrous tissue
  • Fewer muscle spasms
  • Increased blood circulation to tissues
  • Improved flexibility

Overall, myofascial release is a versatile therapy that can benefit anyone seeking relief from pain, improved mobility, and enhanced physical performance. If you believe this therapy may be right for you, give Legros Chiropractic & Rehab a call today to get started on your road to wellness!