Benefits of Myofascial Release Therapy

Myofascial Release Therapy

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Pain in various parts of the body can be caused by stiffness of a deep tissue webbing called fascia that runs throughout the body. Tension in a particular area can lead to unbearable pain and restricted motion of other parts of the body. Undergoing Myofascial Release Therapy is the effective alternative medicine that naturally resolves health problems and symptoms caused by myofascial tension.

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What is Myofascial Release?

As previously explained to you, fascia is interconnected and hence stiffness and tension in one particular area can affect and lead to severe pain in other parts and areas of the body  – like a chain reaction or domino effect. For example, myofascial release on one’s back can help in reducing pain in the shoulder or neck…., and work on the hips and lower back can help reduce tension in the neck and eliminate headaches.

This amazing technique was first discovered and developed by the master John F. Barnes, PT, LMT, NCTMB. The goal of this marvelous therapy is to stretch, loosen and thus release fascia throughout the body. At first, an exploratory hands-on massage of pressure is applied to the whole body in order to locate and identify the affected area of stiffness. This is followed by gentle manual pressure sustainedly applied to the affected area(s) to stretch and loosen the stiff tissues, releasing tension from the fascia. This procedure is continued until the Specialist knows he/she has successfully released the tightened areas of fascia tissue.

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Fascia is a seamless web of tough connective tissue that spreads throughout the body in a three-dimensional web from head to foot without interruption. The important role of this fascia tissue is that it provides support and protection to every muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel or organ in the body by surrounding them completely from head to toe all the way down to the cellular level.

What is Myofasical Release?

As previously explained to you, fascia is interconnected and hence stiffness and tension in one particular area can affect and lead to severe pain in other parts and areas of the body – like a chain reaction or domino effect. For example, myofascial release on one’s back can help in reducing pain in the shoulder or neck…., and work on the hips and lower back can help reduce tension in the neck and eliminate headaches. This amazing technique was first discovered and developed by the master John F. Barnes, PT, LMT, NCTMB. The goal of this marvelous therapy is to stretch, loosen and thus release fascia throughout the body. At first, an exploratory hands-on massage of pressure is applied to the whole body in order to locate and identify the affected area of stiffness. This is followed by gentle manual pressure sustainedly applied to the affected area(s) to stretch and loosen the stiff tissues, releasing tension from the fascia. This procedure is continued until the Specialist knows he/she has successfully released the tightened areas of fascia tissue.

What is Fascia?

Fascia is a seamless web of tough connective tissue that spreads throughout the body in a three-dimensional web from head to foot without interruption. The important role of this fascia tissue is that it provides support and protection to every muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel or organ in the body by surrounding them completely from head to toe all the way down to the cellular level.

What is damaged Fascia?

As we’ve explained, the primary function of fascia is to provide support and protection to practically everything in the body and, when in a healthy state, fascia is relaxed and glides freely. Various factors such as injury, trauma, inflammation, stress, surgery, exhaustion, bad posture, etc., can lead to stiffened, tight and tense fascia…, all resulting in pain and decreased motion. Incredulously, stiffness in the myofascial tissue does not show up in standard medical tests such as X-rays, MRIs, etc., hence your doctor sees or finds nothing wrong with you, no root cause of pain. The only viable resolution to this health issue of utmost importance is wisely opting for Myofascial Release Therapy best performed at Southwest Physical Therapy… because myofascial restrictions can cause enormous pressure up to 2000 lbs. per square inch on pain-sensitive structures producing your symptoms.

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