Before understanding what Myofascial release is and why it is so beneficial you need to first know about fascia. Basically, fascia refers to the thin, tough layer of connective tissue that connects your skin to your muscles, all throughout your body.
This tissue covers every muscle bundle as well as every muscle fiber inside each bundle. When that fascia becomes tight, it causes pain and discomfort. To live pain-free the fascia must be released or stretched out from a good therapeutic massage clinic.
The Myofascial therapy is used to break down the existing scar tissue, to relax your muscles and to bring back your good posture. It is an effective therapy to take care of lower back pains, headaches, sports injuries, and arthritis issues.
What can be treated with Myofascial Release Therapy or MRT?
As fascia is all over your body, releasing fascial tension can help an extensive range of problems, which include but are not limited to:
- muscle pain
- joint pain
- neck pain
- back pain
- breathing difficulties
- poor posture
- athletic injury
- work injury
- repetitive strain
- stress and/or depression
What is the kind of experience you have in this treatment?
Usually, the treatment duration varies from 15 minutes to an hour. A massage therapist or a chiropractor will use direct Myofascial release for a shorter period, whereas an energy-based physiotherapist or osteopath may use indirect Myofascial release for a longer period of time.
Also if you want to read more about this therapy in detail that what kind of physical therapy is this then click over here. The myofascial release addresses these symptoms by releasing the uneven tightness in the injured fascia.
Generally, the massage therapist uses only two of his/her fingers to stretch that part of a muscle. The response from the patient allows the therapist to decide which muscles are stretched and in what particular order.