A blend of stretching and massage, myofascial release therapy works directly on correcting "snags" in the Connective Tissue (CT) or fascia of the body. CT/fascia is the most abundant type of tissue in the body, and therefore plays a very important role in postural alignment and the overall state of your tissue.
Simply put, CT is like the saran wrap of the body. It bundles muscle cells together to create a muscle belly, it then connects the muscle to the bone via the ligaments (a type of CT), and bone to bone via tendons (a type of CT).
Because the CT/fascia is so prevalent and is connected throughout the body, a "snag" in one location can cause pain and discomfort in another. If you take your shirt and pull it (as if it were snagged), you will notice that the "snag" will create a line of tension throughout the rest of the shirt. This is an easy representation of the principle of the CT/fascia snag.
The goal of MFR is to address these "snags" with gentle sustained stretching. The technique is usually done without oil and the pace of a session is very slow and gradual. It is an especially useful technique in treating chronic pain, muscular and joint injuries, postural imbalances, and general tension; it is also very relaxing.