Myofascial Release Therapy: Experience Maximum Results!
Myofascial Release Therapy is considered to be the ultimate therapy that is safe, gentle and consistently effective in producing results that last. Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.). Only Myofascial Release Therapy treats the entire myofascial mind/body complex eliminating the pressure of the restricted myofascial system (the straight jacket) that causes the symptoms.
“Myofascial Release Therapy is considered to be the ultimate therapy that is safe, gentle and consistently effective in producing results that last.”
What is Fascia?
Fascia is a type of connective tissue. Connective tissue refers to the types of tissues that support the structure and form of your body. Tendons and ligaments are connective tissues with which you may be familiar. Fascia may be less famous than tendons, but it is equally important. It is a thin layer of connective tissue that wraps around your muscles and other parts of your body.
There are layers of fascia just under the skin and also layers deep inside your body. It is a tough tissue, but it needs to be flexible and elastic in order to properly function. However, it can become too tight sometimes. Problematic tension can arise as a result of an injury or through the cumulative effect of long-term strain.
How Can Myofascial Release Help Me?
Do you experience chronic pain or the feeling of chronically strained muscles–even post-workout muscle soreness? Myofascial release might be the answer. It’s a way for us to work our trigger points to release the underlying pressure. You see people all the time performing this on themselves at the gym by rolling on a foam roller. Can myofascial release help you? Myofascial Release Therapy might sound like a strange and complicated procedure; however, do not be intimidated by the technical-sounding name!
What is a Trigger Point?
When an area of fascia becomes too tight, sometimes a trigger point forms. This is a localized area of very sensitive and very tight tissue that significantly inhibits the movement of the underlying musculature.
What Does Myofascial Release Therapy Do?
It is a type of therapy that treats over-taut fascia and trigger points. By releasing tension in the fascia, a myofascial release therapist can relieve pain and increase mobility in problem areas. Using their hands or other tools, the therapist will apply pressure in order to stretch and extend tight areas of your fascia.
What Can Myofascial Release Therapy Treat?
Areas of muscle that feel constantly tight or strained are frequently candidates for myofascial release therapy. When the fascia becomes bound up and tight, the muscle tissue underneath is immobilized. Blood flow can be restricted, which exacerbates the problem.
Long term strain, such as lower back pain, can lead to myofascial pain. More acute injuries, like a sprained joint, can also cause tight areas of fascia. Neck, shoulder, and back pain are some of the most common areas treated with this therapy but are not the only potential areas.
If you are struggling with chronic tightness or strain anywhere in your body, it is a good idea to seek out a consultation for myofascial release therapy.
Our Goal is to Help You Return to a Pain Free, Active Lifestyle!
- Back Pain
- Pelvic Pain
- Neck Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Chronic Pain
- Disc Problems
- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
- Neurological Dysfunction
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Carpal Tunnel
- Jaw Pain (TMJ)
- Painful Scars
Myofascial Release will safely and gently release the entire myofascial complex for lasting and comprehensive results and authentic healing.
Pain-free movement is crucial to your quality of life, your ability to earn a living, and your independence. Physical therapists are movement experts who can identify, diagnose, and treat movement problems. Before you undergo expensive or invasive surgery, try physical therapy.We have created a treatment approach that is personalized to every one of our patients. Your Innovative Pain And Wellness professional is looking forward to helping you to heal!