Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the facial tissue (connective tissue – CT) to eliminate pain and restore motion.
Reasons like trauma, inflammatory responses caused by injury like frozen shoulder, or surgical procedures for example may create conditions and symptoms that cause myofascial restrictions. These restrictions can produce tensile pressures leading to chronic pain; a disorder caused by sensitivity and tightness in your tissues that surround and support the muscles throughout your body. Interestingly, myofasical dysfunction does not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.)
The benefit of this myofascial release treatment aids in relaxing contracted muscles due to skeletal muscle immobility and pain, stimulates the stretch reflex in muscles, and improves blood and lymphatic circulation.
Myofascial release therapy ~