Myofascial tissue is continuous and omnipresent in the body. It interweaves and wraps muscles, and every division of tissue within the muscle. By weight, 40% of a muscle is actually fascial tissue. One of it's most important roles in your body is that it serves as a lubricant, allowing muscles to slide next to other muscles and bones, and for the divisions of within the muscle to slide next to each other. In a young person fascial tissue is slick, subtle, and stretchy. As we age, for reasons of physical and emotional trauma, habit patterns, inflammation, and just the desiccation of aging, it becomes more dense, thick, hard, rigid, and inelastic. In other words it goes from being a lubricant to being an adhesive. My goad is to return that tissue to greater plasticity. What you feel is the release of chronic (sometimes chronic for years) and acute, stress, tension, and pain, and increased range and ease of motion. This is accomplished with special manual techniques unlike those used in conventional or deep tissue massage.