I’ve been doing Myofascial Release for about 25 years. It is a wonderful technique that allows the client’s body to direct the therapist. With a light, prolonged touch the therapist is able to “read” tension and be guided as it changes in the client’s body. The light touch allows the tight muscles to feel comfortable and safe to let go of the tension and the therapist follows the loosening path. Muscle and fascial tension “melts” away to facilitate greater freedom of movement.
Sometimes deep pressure is welcomed and appropriate but often a greater result can be achieved with a softer, sustained contact. Thus, less is more!