Relieve Your Muscle Tension with Myofascial Release
Are You Ready to Say Goodbye to Painful Muscles?
Fascia is the system of connective tissue fibers that lay just under the surface of our skin that may look like a spider’s web or sweater. Fascia is highly organized in a mesh formulation of tubules filled with water, and its job is to attach, stabilize, enclose, and create a compartment to separate muscles and internal organs between each other.
With trauma or post-surgery or dysfunction or irritation, fascia tends to get irritated resulting in increased scar tissue formation and causes restriction in soft tissues underneath them.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. It is performed directly on the skin without oils, creams, or machinery. This enables our physical therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate the release of the fascia.
It helps to improve pain tolerance, range of motion, muscle facilitation. Painful muscles can be a thing of the past with myofascial release!
Are you living with stiff or tight muscles? If so, you have what is called myofascial pain caused by muscular irritation, and the myofascial release treatments at MMA & Sports Rehab may benefit you.
If your stiff or tight muscles are limiting your daily life, don’t hesitate to request an appointment. One of our Arlington, VA physical therapists would be happy to meet with you and discuss how myofascial release can benefit you!
Does myofascial release treat my condition?
When muscles become constricted or tight, it can significantly impact your mobility. This can cause pain and limitations with movement.
Fortunately, myofascial release works to reverse this by loosening up the constricted muscles, thus allowing for easier, pain-free movement.
There are several conditions that can be treated with myofascial release. Some of the most common include:
Myofascial release can help reduce the amount of blood pooled in the veins and allow for more efficient blood flow, decreasing the pain felt in the veins.
Temporomandibular joint disorder
The muscles around the jaw are massaged through myofascial release in many patients with temporomandibular joint disorder. This decreases pain and inflammation, as well as increases mobility of the jaw.
This condition can also cause stiffness in multiple muscles. The affected areas will be determined and then massaged.
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome can benefit from myofascial release by having the muscles in their hands, wrists, and/or arms massaged, in order to improve function and mobility.
Myofascial release has also been known to relieve the pain of chronic headaches and migraines by massaging the tightened muscles around the head and neck.
Injuries can also cause muscle stiffness. The affected area will be massaged to loosen up the muscles and allow for a quicker healing process.
Myofascial pain syndrome
This is the most commonly treated condition through myofascial release, and it can affect many of your muscles. The “trigger points” for your myofascial pain are determined and then massaged out.
If you have been diagnosed with one of the conditions listed above, or another condition that you think could benefit from myofascial release, contact our Arlington, VA physical therapy office today.
How can I benefit from myofascial release?
Our Arlington, VA physical therapists are highly trained in the method of myofascial release, with an extensive understanding of what specific pressure points to focus on, in order to bring your fascia back to its elastic form.
Myofascial release is a type of physical therapy treatment in the form of massage that helps alleviate pain by relieving tension within the affected muscles.
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