There is evidence that myofascial release is an effective technique for a number of injuries. However, when it comes to anything fascia related the professional community is divided. For most massage therapist scientific literature can be hard to access and time consuming to stay current with so, with some of the research and reading I've done, I wanted to dispel myths and simplify research.Read More
The RMT Education Project
Interpreting and applying research to the field of massage therapy.
Posts look at ideas, discoveries and developments in the fields of sports medicine, neuroscience, pain physiology and clinical anatomy.
Here is a paper released early in 2017 in The Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies that provides a narrative review of proposed effects of indirect and direct techniques.
Article: Biological effects of direct and indirect manipulation of the fascial system. Narrative review. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies.