Our bodies are not going to stay limber and pain free forever, and as we slowly age, we often times wake up with pains that we have no recollection of the cause. While pain can be distracting and hard to deal with day after day, there are things that can be done to reduce the pain we feel.
Some pain can be taken care of with stretches and exercise, other pain can be dealt with by getting a massage or icing the area. A myofascial release can help in areas like the back, hips, shoulder, and any other area of the body where soft tissue is present.
At Amazing Hands Day Spa, we offer myofascial release therapy in order to help people with pain and discomfort. This type of massage therapy is different from other massage therapy techniques. Pain that causes a loss of flexibility or motion, ongoing pain, Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder, carpal tunnel syndrome, and even migraines can be treated with myofascial release.
While this massage therapy may be the perfect option for your pain, you may want to know a little more about it before jumping into a massage therapy session. In this blog, we will give you the information you need about myofascial release, so read on and schedule your myofascial release appointment today!
What Is Myofascial Release
Myofascial release therapy is a soft tissue massage that targets areas of pain. During this therapy session, gentle pressure is used on the connective tissue where restrictions and pain are present. When a gentle pressure is applied slowly to the area being treated, it allows the fascia to elongate.
The goal of this treatment is to stretch and loosen the fascia. This help allow a greater range of motion and help to relieve the pain. Bonds that exists between muscles, fascia, and bones are released during this massage which helps to reduce the pain and increase movement in different patients.
Fascia is a thin fibrous tissue and can cause pain and limit movement, when this happens, a myofascial release could help you. But how do you know if this is the cause of your pain? Myofascial release can help when a patient is experiencing tightness of tissue that limits motion, tightness that affects your body’s alignment, pressure on muscles or joints causing pain, or pain in any part of the body. This treatment can be altered to work in many different parts of the body, targeting the points of pain.
Myofascial release is a great treatment if you are suffering from pain and can also be beneficial and reduce symptoms of:
- Back pain
- Shoulder and hip alignment
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
- TMJ disorder
- Migraine headaches
- Movement limited by pain
While your pain or discomfort may be treated with a different type of therapeutic massage, a myofascial release is a great way to get relief from your pain and regain a full range of motion. If you have any additional questions about the myofascial release, contact us today, we will help you decide if this is the right massage option for you.
A myofascial release could help you feel like your best self. Our goal is to have our clients leaving our spa feeling better than when they came in. We can help you feel less pain and get back to your life! Check out our other massages and services to find the best one for you needs!