Myofascial Release

Introduction
Standard Massage Techniques
Deep Tissue Massage/Remedial Massage
Sports Massage
Trigger Point Therapy
Active Release Technique (ART)
Myofascial Release
Positional Release (Strain Counterstrain)
Visceral Manipulation

What is Myofascial Release?

Myofascial release is a massage technique that is carried out to treat recurring pain resulting from injuries. It has been used for over a hundred years and is proven to be effective. It is a hands-on therapy that can greatly improve the condition of the fascia. The goals of this massage technique are to re-establish proper posture and to loosen up the myofascia and the muscle. It releases tightness throughout the body and relieves pain.

Myofascial release technique is used to relax the deep tissue of the body and restore the health of the fascia. It is very effective in providing long term relief to the patient.

What is Myofascia?

The myofascia is a dense tissue that covers and enfolds the muscles and bones in the whole body from the head to the toes. The fascia or the outer covering is tough and flexible if it is in a healthy state.  This outer covering presents a web-like appearance when it’s examined under a microscope.  Any damage to an area of the myofascia can greatly affect remote parts of the body even years after the damage has occurred.

The myofascia, if healthy, is relaxed, supple, and flexible. It can stretch and/or move without limitations which also helps to maintain proper posture and good range of motion. It keeps the muscles strong and protects the body from injuries and stress.

When a person experiences inflammation or any physical trauma such as whiplash, the myofascia loses its flexibility and as a result becomes stuck and hardened. It could cause tension and restriction in motion throughout the body. Other factors such as surgery and poor posture can also affect the myofascia over time. Sitting in one position for too long can also result in myofascial pain.

Damage to the myofascia can result in the following problems:

  • hronic neck and back pain
  • Decreased flexibility
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Headaches
  • Muscle aches
  • Muscle spasms
  • Numbness
  • Pins-and-needles sensation
  • Poor posture
  • Recurrent injuries
  • Sciatica

What can a patient expect from a Myofascial Release treatment?

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Myofascial release treatments usually last from 15 minutes to more than an hour. Depending on the patient’s condition, the pressure may range from mild, gentle pressure to deep. This technique is perfectly safe; however, there are instances where the patient may feel a very light, burning sensation on the skin. This is normal and will pass quickly.

Myofascial Release can effectively treat rigid fascial tissue by re-organizing and releasing it, making it more relaxed, flexible, and soft. Myofascial release helps restore and maintain the movement and health of the tissue. It enables the body to move without pain.  

Introduction
Standard Massage Techniques
Deep Tissue Massage/Remedial Massage
Sports Massage
Trigger Point Therapy
Active Release Technique (ART)
Myofascial Release
Positional Release (Strain Counterstrain)
Visceral Manipulation

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