Myofascial Release

What is Myofascial Release?

Myofascial Release is a hands-on type of massage therapy that is designed to apply gentle, yet sustained, pressure to the Myofascial connective tissue in an effort to reduce or eliminate pain, improve flexibility and restore motion. The Myofascial tissue is a type of strong, yet thin, connective tissue that exists throughout the body and surrounds the bones, muscles, nerve blood vessels and organs on the cellular level. Just think of it as a living body suit, as it plays a key role in supporting the body. Myofascial Release, which is also often commonly referred to as "Myofascial Therapy," is a safe treatment that has also proven to be very effective in pain relief and motion restoration. 

What Conditions Can Myofascial Release Treat? 

Myofascial pain is most commonly associated with muscle pain, whether it is inflammation or just general pain in the body's soft tissues. This pain may come about following excessive strain within the muscles, ligaments or tendons. Injuries to muscle fibers, injuries from repetitive motions and pain due to a lack of activity are all common triggers of Myofascial pain. So, in a nutshell, Myofascial Release is a treatment that is designed to treat any condition involving muscle pain on this level. 

What are the Benefits of Myofascial Release? 

As we previously noted here, the biggest benefit to Myofascial Release is pain relief and motion restoration. But unlike some therapies and treatments, Myofascial Release is a whole body type of treatment - and it is able to effectively manage pain not only in the troublesome areas, but throughout the entire body by allowing blood, lymph and nerve receptors to work more effectively. Aside from managing pain, Myofascial Release is also associated with a number of other notable benefits. These include strengthening the immune system, improving nerve function and increasing blood circulation throughout the body. 

Aside from the health benefits, it's worth noting that Myofascial Release is a very safe form of treatment that's performed without any oils, creams or other types of lubricants. This one-on-one massage therapy involves the therapist working with the patient to determine which areas of the body need treating, and then administering the proper pressure to release the fascia and aid in effective pain relief. 

The Health Network in London, Ontario offers customers myofascial release treatment on its own or part of a massage therapy treatment. We offer same day appointments so please call us to book your next appointment with one of our registered massage therapists.