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Myofascial release

Myofascial release is the release of built up tension within the myofacsial connective tissue.


What is Myofascial release?



The fascia is a soft tissue structure that surrounds, protects and supports a vast amount of structures within the human body such as the muscles. This soft tissue structure whilst being incredibly strong with a very high degree of flexibility can actually become restricted due to trauma, injury and inactivity which can result in muscle tension and pain. Myofascial release is a manual therapy treatment that aims to treat and rehabilitate the built up tension and restrictions within the fascia.



Who can Myofascial release help?



Scientific studies have shown that the fascia has the ability to contract in a very similar way as muscle and plays an important role in joint mobility and stability. Individuals that may have suffered impairment to the fascia through injury or through bad posture where the fascia becomes tight and stiffens up may find myofascial release helps their condition.

Myofascial release can help anybody with loss of range of movement due to tight and stiff fascia as well as muscles. It can help individuals that are involved and compete in any level of sport that suffer from stresses and strains and need rehabilitating.


Soft tissue massage of palma fasciaAbove: Soft tissue massage of palma fascia



The normal state of myofascial is an organised flexible and relaxed soft tissue. Trauma to the fascia can result in a loss of the function. It may become tight and restrictive resulting in pain and inflammation. Anybody can suffer with myofascial problems and it isn't just recognised within one given area. Anybody suffering from poor posture as a result of their working environment may be susceptible to myofascial impingements. People that have received a trauma such as a fall or whiplash may have damage to their myofascial also.

It can also help:-
  • Reduced flexibility
  • Altered sensation such as pins and needles and numbness
  • Chronic pain conditions
  • Muscle pains
  • Headaches
  • Bad posture
  • Athletes of all levels
  • Improve performance
  • Sports injuries
  • Fibromyalgia

The benefits of Myofascial release



Overall myofascial release is used within massage to improve the client's fascia pliability and to restore it back to its normal state whilst improving the circulatory system in the process.

Benefits include:-
  • Increase flexibility
  • Improved sensations
  • Pain Management
  • Elevates mood
  • Loosens tight tissues
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Improves nerve function

How Myofascial release works



Myofascial release is a manual therapy that treats the fascia that connects and covers every organ within the body. By releasing the tension and tightness that can be built up within the fascia it can help to realign bad posture and aid in the rehabilitation of sustained injuries.

Through the use and process of specialised techniques the fascia is targeted and manipulated in such a way that the tightness and contracture is released and an instant sense of pain relief is felt. The fascia is then stretched out in order for it to return to its natural state rather than a tight limiting structure.





Soft tissue massage of planta facia Above: Soft tissue massage of planta facia



Summary



Myofascial release incorporated into regular massage sessions can play a pivotal role in pain management and postural problems. It can be used to treat a wide range of conditions that help individuals lead an active lifestyle without the restrictions of pain and limitation on movement.

How to book an appointment

For more information on myofascial release or to arrange an instant appointment with one of the specialists then you can email us at office@liverpoolphysio.co.uk or call 0151 558 0077.

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