Posted on Aug 18, 2008 | Comments 0
Are you suffering with pain? Want to restore your motion? Then myofascial release is a very effective technique that uses hands to apply continuous pressure into your myofascial restrictions to reduce the pain and restore your motion.
Fascia is a specific system of your body that looks similar to the spider’s web or a sweater.
Fascia is a very densely woven that covers and interprets with every bone, muscle, vein, nerve, artery and also all of your internal organs like lungs, heart, spinal cord and brain.
The fascial system is totally one structure that is present from your head to foot without any interruption.
Myo means muscles and fascia means band, so myofascial release releases tension from the fibrous bands of connective tissues.
Mainly, myofascial release therapy is intended for blockages or free constrictions in your fascia so that you will get relief from problems associated with connective tissues.
Benefits of myofascial release:
- This therapy helps people with poor posture, illness, emotional stress and physical injury.
- By using myofascial release, the disruptions of the fascial network are removed and you will get relief from tension on your muscles, bones, joints, and nerves.
- This technique completely restores your balance back to the normal levels.
- For the patient with back pain, fibromyalgia and other muscle related health issues, this technique is highly beneficial.
- This technique greatly improves your muscle flexibility.
What happens during the session?
Usually this therapy starts with a gentle massage in order to warm and loose your muscles. Sometimes, this therapy can be very intense, particularly while treating the muscles which hold a big deal of stress and tension.
During the myofascial release, you are treated with various poses or the therapist may only stretch your muscle in a small way by using few fingers to get deep into your muscles and pull it into a beneficial stretch.
Along with the stretches, practitioner will advise for deep breathing for maximum comfort and benefits.
Usually, myofascial release is incorporated with pain management plans and you will notice the positive effect immediately after few sessions.
After completing the session, you will experience slight soreness and stiffness in your muscles. Usually, this can disappear within few days, leaving a sense of comfort.
Like any other therapies [Types of massage therapies], you need to consult your doctor before going to take myofascial release program in order to avoid the conflicts with other medical conditions or treatments.
This technique should never be aching and if you feel pain, the practitioner should work in a different way on the affected region or move to another region.
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