.Recently we have had several patients benefit from the use of Myofascial Release Therapy in our Oakville clinic. We thought it would be useful to others to highlight this important wellness therapy.
What is Myofascial Release
Myofascial Release is a specific type of soft tissue therapy that is used to treat various types of muscular pain. It is based on the principle that the body’s web of connective tissues or fascia, can become restricted and cause pain. Myofascial Release uses a variety of techniques to release these trigger points and relieve your pain.
In other words, when the layers of fascia become tight or restricted due to injury, inflammation, bad posture, or stress, it can cause pain all over the body and the problem is – you can’t localize it. This is where Myofascial Release therapy can make a world of difference and this can all be done by a Chiropractor or Manual Osteopath!
What Does Myofascial Release Do?
This specific massage works by stretching and lengthening the fascia, a web of the body’s connective tissues. It helps to release blockages and painful trigger points, which also helps with your range of motion.
Treatment typically involves trigger point massage and release. The key is that the therapist doesn’t necessarily have to apply pressure to where the patient originally feels pain. This treatment works on a broad network of muscles causing pain.
- Relief from Chronic Pain
- Improved range of motion
- Reduced inflammation
- Improved circulation
- Increased joint mobility
- Reduced stress and anxiety levels
- Improved sleep quality
- Decreased tension headaches
- TMJ (jaw pain) disorders and fibromyalgia help
If you would like to learn more about this important therapy, please reach out to us. This treatment option is offered by Dr. Varela who is both a licensed Chiropractor and Manual Osteopath Practitioner.
This is a great way to compliment your massage therapy sessions with your Registered Massage Therapist and use your insurance coverage for services that you may not have thought about using it for such as chiropractic and osteopath!