Myofascial Release Different
Published on: August 12, 2020

Published By: Southwest Physical Therapy

How is Myofascial release different?

People often wonder how Myofascial Release Therapy is different from the rest of the therapies, so we have provided herein all such information on the benefits of undergoing Myofascial Release Therapy. It is a soft tissue therapy first discovered/developed by the most prominent physiotherapist John Barnes, PT, LMT, NCTMB. The primary goal of this kind of therapy is to release the fascia tissue in your body to help you get rid of any kind of pain while restoring body balance and boosting the immune system  – all accomplished in the most natural way without chemicals nor scarring. 

Let’s explain the workings of how fascia release therapy actually functions. As we’ve reiterated, fascia is a connective tissue that runs throughout the human body providing protection and support to the muscles and bones. In its natural, healthy state fascia is more of a fluid than a solid or rigid state. Therefore, strangulation or stiffness of this tissue at a particular spot can be the reason for myofascial pain in other parts of the body. So the first step in this marvelous therapy is to assess the entire body in order to locate and identify the actual affected area of restriction or stiffness. Upon identification of such affected area, manual pressure is applied to it to help unwind, relax and stretch the strangled stiff fascia. When the fascia has become rigid, myofascial release works effectively in stretching it so it may revert to its natural, healthy state. When manual pressure is applied to the area causing the pain, water flows through the capillaries which in turn rehydrates the tissue, softening it and making it healthier.

External pressure also leads to the release of Interleukin 8 which is an anti-inflammatory secretion produced by our body. This is why Myofascial Release Therapy is the most organic way of healing, for it’s all-natural without any chemical medications. There are several factors that separate myofascial release from all other methods of healing. Instead of forcing the tissues to release this therapy lovingly allows them to soften and release on their own. That is why it is said that MRT works with the human body and not on the body. Treating yourself to the wonders of our physiotherapy services from our expert therapists in Myofascial Release Therapy here at Southwest Physical Therapy helps you achieve and live your health dreams. We are confident that your reviewing our blog has answered all your questions and put an end to all concerns about how Myofascial Release Therapy differs from other treatment options such as surgeries, medicines and the like, etc.

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