Myofascial Release is a type of physical therapy that targets the fascia, which is the connective tissue that surrounds and supports the muscles, bones, and organs in the body. This therapy is used to relieve pain and improve mobility by releasing tight and restricted fascia caused by injury, inflammation, or prolonged periods of inactivity.
If you're looking for a way to relieve pain and improve your mobility, Myofascial Release may be right for you.
BENEFITS OF MYOFASCIAL RELEASE
Pain relief: It can help alleviate pain caused by fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and arthritis.
Improved posture: It can help to improve your posture by releasing tension in the fascia and promoting better alignment.
Reduced stress and tension: improving overall well-being and reducing the risk of stress-related conditions such as anxiety and depression.
Improved mobility and flexibility: It makes it easier to perform daily activities and exercise and can reduce the risk of injuries.
How does myofascial release work?
Myofascial release works by targeting the fascia, which is the connective tissue that surrounds and supports the muscles, bones, and organs in the body. By applying pressure and stretching techniques to the fascia, myofascial release therapy can help to release tension and tightness, improve mobility and flexibility, and reduce pain.
Is myofascial release painful?
Myofascial release therapy should not be painful. However, some people may experience discomfort or mild pain during the therapy as the therapist works to release tightness and tension in the fascia.
It is important to communicate with the therapist during the session to ensure that the pressure and techniques are comfortable and effective.
How many sessions of myofascial release are needed?
If you are considering myofascial release therapy, it's important to understand that the number of sessions needed can vary from person to person. While some individuals may experience significant improvement after just one session, others may require several sessions to see the full benefits of the treatment.
At Restorative Therapy Co in Virginia Beach, our experienced physical therapists will evaluate your condition and provide a customized treatment plan that takes into account your unique needs and goals. We believe in a holistic approach to healing and will work with you to create a plan that is tailored to your specific situation.
Who can benefit from myofascial release?
Myofascial release therapy can benefit anyone who is experiencing pain, stiffness, or restricted mobility due to tight fascia. It can be especially helpful for people with conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, and sports injuries.
What is the difference between massage and myofascial release?
Both involve hands-on techniques to manipulate soft tissue in the body, but there are some key differences. Massage therapy typically focuses on the muscles, uses deeper pressure, and is shorter in duration, while myofascial release therapy targets the fascia, uses gentler, more sustained pressure, and may last up to 2 hours. The techniques used in myofascial release therapy are often more specialized and require additional training.
Don't let pain and restricted movement hold you back any longer. Our experienced physical therapists at Restorative Therapy Co specialize in Myofascial Release therapy to help you achieve lasting pain relief and improved mobility.
Who will be performing the myofascial release session?
Andrew Lantz, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CMTPT is our dry needling expert. He received his certification from Myopain Seminars in 2016 and has continued to train with world renowned manual therapist, James Dunning, at the Spinal Manipulation Institute. He treats a variety of injuries which can be acute or chronic in nature.