Myofascial Massage is a system of bodywork that affects the connective tissue of the body through various methods that elongate and alter the plastic component and the ground matrix of the connective tissue.
Myofascial massage focus's mainly on the fascial system. Physical trauma, swelling, infection or an imbalanced body from teeth, leg length differences and a rotated pelvis all can create un-needed strain on the fascial system.
The goal of the massage is to relieve fascial restrictions and restore balance within the body.
"The fascial system Surrounds, infuses with, and has the potential to influence profoundly every muscle, bone nerve, blood vessel, organ and cell of the body. Fascia also separates, supports, connects, and protects everything. This three dimensional web of connective tissue is alive and ever changing as the body demands. Thus it is a network for information exchange, influencing and influenced by every structure, system, and cell in the organism. Like air and gravity, it's influence is so all-pervasive that we have tended to take it for granted."
- John F. Barnes