Myofascial Release Therapy works with the connective tissues of the body to promote healing and ease restriction of movement. Myofascial release involves slow, sustained pressure applied by the hand or knucks to areas where fascial tissue strict mobility and may cause pain. Various manual techniques to treat skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles. This therapy takes advantage of the body’s innate healing wisdom and utilizes the fascia’s pliable nature in order to achieve increased range of motion along with decreased incidence of pain and discomfort.
Myofascial Release Benefits:
Studies have found myofascial release is an effective technique to treat pain, fibromyalgia, increase blood flow, improve range of motion, speed up muscle recovery, alleviate chronic lower back pain, improve sleep, reduce anxiety and depression.