Myofacial Release Massage
What is a myofascial release massage?
A myofascial release massage is a technique that focuses on pain that arises from the myofascial tissue (covering of the muscles that wrap around and support the muscles).
It involves gentle pressure to the connective tissue and fascia surrounding the muscles, blood vessels, and nerves. Release the fascia that is "squeezing" the muscle is known to relieve chronic pain.
What is the difference between myofascial release massage and deep tissue massage?
Deep tissue massage is deep pressure on trigger points to relax muscles and release metabolic waste and toxins. Deep tissue massage is very often performed on athletes. On the other hand, myofascial release massage works directly on the connective tissue called fascia. Patients who benefit from this type of massage usually have a structural spine issue or a chronic disease process. Massage of the fascia is known to eliminate chronic pain.
Is myofascial release massage a type of medical therapy?
Yes, it is often used along with other types of medical therapies that support the spine, joints, and muscles such as Chiropractic care.
What are the benefits of Myofascial release massage?
Release of trigger points or “hot spots”
Improved flexibility and movement
Improve muscle function
Reduces exercise-related soreness
Corrects muscle imbalances
Increases joint range of motion
Reduces adhesions and scar tissue