What is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial release works on promoting the removal of adhesions and the loosening and rebalancing of muscle fascia. Muscle fascia is connective tissue which surrounds muscle groups and enables layered muscle groups to function optimally relative to one another. With myofascial release muscles are encouraged to go back to their natural position, length and function.
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Techniques Used in Myofascial Release
In myofascial release, we will work specifically on areas that require release. We will initially work on outer layers of tissue then working inwards to a deeper level. Using long and smooth strokes we will seek to stretch out tissues so that they return to their original position. This may take time and positive results may require several treatments. This deeper massage may cause soreness during or after massage. This ought to fade within 24-48 hrs.
We have selected the exercises we most frequently advise our patients to do and turned them into short video clips.
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Conditions for which we Recommend Myofascial Release
Myofascial release is effective in helping reduce pain and discomfort for several conditions, including:
- Chronic pain, especially in the case of strained or twisted shoulder muscles and lower back pain
- Chronic headaches and migraine
- Arthritis including osteoarthritis
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD)
- Reduction of post-injury or post-operatory scar tissue and increased mobility of tendons and muscles affected by scarring