What Is Myo-fascial Release?
The use of Myo-fascial Release allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual. Our one-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which our therapists use a multitude of Myo-fascial Release techniques, tools and movement therapy.
Each Myo-fascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia and free up muscles to create greater flexibility, reduce acute/chronic pain and increase immune function.
Using Myo-fascial Release for Self-Care
After your treatment our therapist will promote independence through education in proper body mechanics and movement, self treatment instruction, enhancement of strength, improved flexibility, and postural and movement awareness.
Because of the many benefits it can provide to keep people healthy and moving, regularly scheduled myofascial release sessions with a qualified practitioner can be great for self-care. Additionally, many myo-fascial release practitioners are able to send a person home with some helpful techniques for self-care. If you intend to use myo-fascial release at home, please consult with a practitioner for safety information specific to your goals, conditions, and environment.
Most of our patients/athlete’s are taught how to properly use foam rollers, tennis and lacrosse balls, and even PVC pipes to “smash,” “roll,” and “break up scar tissue.” These forms of self-myo-fascial release can be very beneficial for long term pain management, pre-workout, or play to soothe pain, reduce tension, and increase flexibility.
The Health Benefits of Myo-Fascial Release
Myo-fascial release can help soothe, or eliminate the symptoms of:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
- Muscle and joint pain
- Migraine headaches
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Knee pain
- Injuries due to poor shoulder or hip alignment