What is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial release is a manual therapy technique.
Myofascial release is a type of physical therapy. Often used to treat myofascial pain syndrome.
Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder. Caused by sensitivity and tightness in your myofascial tissues. These tissues surround and support the muscles throughout your body. The pain usually originates from specific points within your myofascial tissues. The points are known as “trigger points.”
Myofascial release focuses on reducing pain. By easing the tension and tightness in the trigger points.
It’s not always easy to understand what trigger point is causing the pain. Localizing pain to a specific trigger point is very difficult.
For that reason, myofascial release is often used over a broad area of muscle and tissue. Rather than at single points.
What are the benefits of Myofascial Release?
Benefits of Myofascial Release
A single myofascial massage won’t offer long-term relief. However, regularly receiving myofascial release therapy can improve symptoms, reduce soreness and improve range of motion and relieve stress.