Updated: Feb 10, 2022
Myofascial release therapy is a proven massage therapy that has helped hundreds of patients around the world. But what is it & what are the benefits? Read this article till the end to know more!
What is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial release therapy is unlike the conventional “gentle” massage you get with pan flute music & aromatherapy. It’s a hands-on approach to managing your pain & discomfort.
Myofascial release therapy massage is rather an intensive experience. The licensed massage therapist will knead, massage & even gently stretch your muscles & fascia to release pain by working out the knots.
This therapy involves applying the right pressure to sore & tight muscles & fascia to release tension & improve pain relief.
How Does A Licensed Massage Therapist Do Myofascial Release Therapy?
The therapist typically uses their hands, elbow or even a massage tool that can be like a ball or a foam roller. You might feel a little sore after the session, however, the soreness is well worth it. Because after the soreness subsides, you will feel much more relaxed than before.
Types of Myofascial Release Therapy Massage
Myofascial release therapy massage is broadly classified into two categories, active release & passive release:
Active release therapy is also called deep tissue myofascial release therapy. In active therapy, the licensed massage therapist uses force or weight to release fascial tension, which improves mobility & relieves pain. This type of Myofascial release therapy is more intensive.
Passive release therapy is much more gentle. This involves the therapist applying lesser pressure which encourages the fascia to gradually unwind itself till the patient achieves greater mobility.
Benefits of Myofascial Release Therapy Massage
Improves muscle balance
Relieves pain and improves the mobility of joints and overall flexibility
It may also help alleviate headaches or even migraines symptoms
Delivers deep tissue massage, hence, reduces adhesions & scar tissue from injuries or surgeries
Helps to reduce overall stress
It’s a great way to release tension & improve blog flow & tissue hydration, especially for active individuals
Myofascial therapy also aims to help people suffering from chronic pain conditions. Multiple therapy sessions with a foam roller may be recommended for better effects
Who Might Benefit From Myofascial Release?
Myofascial release therapy is a proven method to help individuals suffering from stress & pain. Patients who have myofascial pain syndrome may benefit from this therapy massage.
Additionally, people suffering from chronic conditions such as headaches may also have better chances. How? A wellness coach or therapist may gently massage the tightened muscles around the neck & head.
Myofascial release therapy is also beneficial for people who have venous insufficiency, which is typically caused when blood pools up in deep veins of the leg. Well, venous insufficiency can eventually damage the veins in the patient’s legs as the blood pool stretches them.
This may cause the patients to suffer from great pains & aching sensations in the affected leg. However, when Myofascial release therapy is applied by a licensed massage therapist in conjunction with other treatments, patients can achieve better results.
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