Myofascial Release Therapy
Maintaining your Myofascial healthy is important in keeping your body flexible, mobile, and pain free. Janice Light Touch Therapy offers Myofascial Release Therapy that treats all problems in the myofascial system. So wherever you
are in the Dallas Fort Worth Texas area, our therapists are always ready to serve you.
What is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial Release therapy is a holistic, hands-on technique for evaluating
and treating issues in the myofascial system, which involves tissues and muscles in the body. Specifically, it treats somatic problems and dysfunctions including restrictions, muscle tightness and trigger points.
This therapy aims to facilitate the release of myofascial tissues which involves relaxation of contracted muscles, increase in the circulation and drainage of lymphatic fluids, and stimulation of the stretch reflex of muscles. In addition, it intends to break down scar tissues and restore good posture.
Myofascial Release Therapy Process
First, an initial comprehensive evaluation is performed to determine the aptness of a myofascial therapy. This evaluation may include the assessment of posture, strength and motion range.
In performing the therapy, the patient is usually positioned on his/her back to allow the mind and body to relax. Lasting from 15 minutes to over an hour, the process involves the application of gentle to deeper pressure touch. The pressure, however, should not exceed the patient’s tolerance. Thus, giving feedback is highly encouraged.
After the treatment, a noticeable change in the patient’s condition will be observed. In some cases, a slight burning sensation in the skin or muscle soreness may be experienced. Nothing to worry, though, since this is completely normal and safe.
Benefits of Myofascial Release Therapy
Myofascial Release is proven effective in improving the health of the muscles and fascia. The following are the common benefits of this therapy:
• Reduced muscle spasms
• Decreased muscle and facial tension
• Effective and lasting relief
• Reduced chronic recurring injuries
• Improved posture
• Improved breathing
• Improved joint movement
In addition, it can treat Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraine headaches and more.
Why Myofascial Release Therapy?
Myofascial is a very strong and flexible tissue that surrounds and covers all the bones and muscles in the body. At a normal state, it can stretch and move freely—without restriction or pain.
However, there are several factors that may cause this tissue to become too tight. These include inflammation, work injuries, traumas caused by accidents, lack of movement, poor posture, prolonged standing or sitting, psychological or emotional stress, repetitive motions, etc.
Traumatized or tight Myofascial may cause a number of problems including the following:
• Breathing difficulties
• Muscle pain and spasms
• Chronic back and neck pain
• Recurring injuries
• Sensations such as numbness and pins and needles
• Poor posture and reduced flexibility
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