Massage Therapy / Myofascial Release
Massage is an extremely effective technique for improving muscular function and healing. Muscular tension and spasm are often associated with soft tissue injuries. Muscular tension can result from a number of reasons, including but not limited to:
Once muscle tension/ spasm occurs it can result in a number of problems, which will result in symptoms ( pain, tension, discomfort ), including:
Massage has its effectiveness through numerous therapeutic benefits, including:
Myofascial release is a specific form of manual therapy, which focuses on fascial tissue. Fascia is a connective tissue membrane on the outside of muscles that helps to keep muscles tightly contained. When muscles tense or spasm over an extended period of time, fascia will shorten in response to the tight muscle. As fascia shortens, it can also form adhesions between it and muscle tissue. Unfortunately, fascia is not as elastic or flexible as muscle tissue and it is more resistant to being stretched or loosened up once it becomes shortened. As a result of its resistance to being stretched, it can cause muscle tension to become more chronic, long term as a result of the muscle becoming bound by the fascia. Fascial restriction is commonly associated with:
Myofascial release is a manual therapy that focuses on restoring proper length and releasing fascial tissue, once it becomes shortened in response to muscle tension or spasm. It is a therapy similar to massage, however as massage focuses primarily on muscle, myofascial release focuses primarily on fascia. Myofascial release utilizes gentle sustained pressure over regions of shortened fascia and fascial adhesions to help eliminate pain and restore proper motion.
Our therapists at Spring Road Wellness & Chiropractic Center are certified in Myofascial Release Therapy. For more information, please visit: www.myofascialrelease.com.
Contact Spring Road Wellness & Chiropractic Center today at 717-241-WELL (9355) to make an appointment for our massage therapy services.