Myofascial Release is a technique used to treat muscle tightness and pain. Specifically, myofascial release focuses on loosening locked or tightened areas of the thin connective tissue called fascia. Fascia is a strong flexible tissue that encloses and stabilizes the body’s muscles, organs and other parts of the musculoskeletal system. Myofascial release is said to relieve muscular tension and knots, reducing pressure and restoring movement. Myofascial release may also be referred to as muscle fascia release and often includes massage tools with minimal oil or lotion to assist in the therapy.