Southwest Myofascial Release: How Our Therapy Benefits PTSD Sufferers
Published on: April 10, 2024

Published By: Southwest Myofascial Release

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition triggered by traumatic events, such as abuse, accidents, or natural disasters. The condition can lead to sleep problems, anxiety, distressing flashbacks, and feelings of isolation. The traditional treatments for PTSD like medication and talk therapy are effective but not for everybody. At Southwest Myofascial Release, located at 255 Windsor Place, Brooklyn, NY 11218, we offer a complementary alternative therapy; Myofascial Release Therapy that has shown promise in reducing PTSD symptoms.

Here are some ways in which Myofascial Release Therapy can benefit an individual with PTSD:

Myofascial Release Therapy Relaxes The Mind And Body

The therapy targets the fascia layer, a connective web tissue that wraps around all internal parts of the body such as organs, muscles, and bones. The fascial layer can become twisted, tensed, or tightened when a patient experiences a traumatic event. It can cause the patient to feel depressed, anxious, and sleep-deprived. Myofascial Release Therapy intervenes and releases those tightness and tensions that help the patient relax. The therapy can alleviate stress, bring calmness to the mind and body, and help the patient sleep better.

Myofascial Release Therapy Can Enhance Patient’s Mood

During a Myofascial Release Therapy session, a therapist applies gentle pressure to body parts to loosen the fascial layer. The pressure point treatment activates the brain’s natural endorphins, which are “feel-good” neurotransmitters. Thus, the therapy works as a natural mood enhancer and helps alleviate the patient’s depression and anxiety.

Myofascial Release Therapy Improves Pain Management

PTSD patients often suffer from neck, back, and joint pain that may come in the form of chronic physical pain. Myofascial Release Therapy targets soft-tissue restrictions, such as tight muscles caused by stress that contributes to pain and discomfort. The therapist uses gentle, sustained pressure on the skin, and heat to activate the body’s healing process. The process helps to release tension and eliminate pain throughout the body. The result is pain reduction or even elimination.

Myofascial Release Therapy Re-establishes Mind-Body Connection

PTSD can disrupt the coordination between the mind and the body. Patients with PTSD often hold trauma-related tension in their bodies, causing tightness and restriction. The body’s tightness and restriction can lead to disrupted communication between the mind and the body and derail the healing process. Myofascial Release Therapy helps to re-establish coordination between the mind and the body by eliminating fascial restrictions and promoting relaxation. Once the body is more relaxed, the mind can communicate better with the body, and healing can take place more effectively.

In conclusion, Myofascial Release Therapy offers a complementary approach to traditional therapies for those suffering from PTSD. It can help in relieving physical symptoms, releasing tension, and bringing calmness to the mind and body. At Southwest Myofascial Release, we understand that everyone’s journey to healing is unique, and our therapists are trained to provide personalized and compassionate care. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our clinic located at 255 Windsor Place, Brooklyn, NY 11218, and let us help you find relief from PTSD symptoms through Myofascial Release Therapy.

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