Myofascial release is a great way to restore motion to the body. This massage technique works on relieving pain and restoring range of motion to your body, by gently massaging the body’s myofascial connective tissues.
The technique’s name originated from the tissue between your skin and muscle, known as “fascia”, and the word “myo”, meaning “muscle.” This soft tissue tends to bunch up and tighten frequently, and is usually one of the main reasons our bodies experience stiffness and tension.
Typically, myofascial release treatment is performed using no oils, and features direct-to-skin contact. With myofascial release, the key is sustained pressure. The modality focuses on using sustained pressure to bring motion back to these stagnant areas of your body.
In addition to restoring the range of motion to affected areas, myofascial release can also lower blood pressure, improve your sleep, boost immunity and potentially relieve headaches or migraines you may be experiencing.
It’s important to keep in mind, as with all massage therapy treatment, you should get myofascial release from a licensed massage practitioner. This healing modality is best performed in the hands of someone trained to give treatment.
Myofascial release is especially great for those who have experienced trauma from being in a car accident, those experiencing chronic pain and battling lingering sports injuries.
Myofascial release may just be the right treatment for your constitution. Ask about myofascial release treatment today, and find out if it is the right type of massage therapy treatment for you.
Massage is supposed to make you feel good and put your body on the path to recovery. If you have any general questions regarding massage therapy, in addition to myofascial release, don’t hesitate to reach out.