Oftentimes when we are discussing the benefits of Myofascial release, our clients ask “What is myofascial release?”
We stumbled across this great explanation courtesy of the Myofascial Treatment Centers website:
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. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.
Whereas muscles often respond to the firm stroked and thrusts of massage, fascia is thought to respond to a much milder touch. Unlike a typical chiropractic manipulation, which focuses on improving motion and function, Myofascial Release works on a broader swath of muscles and connective tissue. The movements have been liked to kneading a piece of taffy – a gentle stretching that gradually softens, lengthens, and realigns the fascia.
The use of Myofascial Release allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual. Our one-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which our therapists use a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy. We promote independence through education in proper body mechanics and movement, self treatment instruction, enhancement of strength, improved flexibility, and postural and movement awareness.
Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.
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