Myofascial Release is a very effective hands-on therapy that has been used successfully for many years to treat difficult, recurring injuries and pain.
Myofascia is pronounced MY-O-FAASHA….. or kinda like the way Austin Powers says “father”….”faaaashhhaaaa” 🙂
It is dense connective tissue that encases your muscles and bones, think of it like cellophane wrap surrounding your muscles. It is very strong, in fact it has the tensile strength of over 900kgs!
In the normal, healthy state the Myofascia is relaxed and soft. It has the ability to stretch and move without restriction.
When you experience physical trauma or inflammation the Myofascia loses its pliability. It can become tight, restricted and a source of tension throughout the rest of the body. Trauma, such as a fall whiplash, surgery or habitual poor posture has a cumulative effect over time.
When Myofascia is damaged or traumatized it can cause a number of problems such as:
• Muscle pain and spasms
• Chronic back and neck pain
• Recurring injuries
• Breathing difficulties
• Sensations such as numbness and pins and needles
• Poor posture
Myofascial Release is an effective hands-on therapy which can directly change and improve the health of the fascia. The purpose of Myofascial Release is to break down scar tissue, relax the muscle and fascia and ultimately restore correct posture.
The techniques of Myofascial Release Therapy help to re-organize and lengthen the tight tissue, allowing for better movement and health of the tissue. The pressure can range from very gentle touch to deeper pressure. Some patients may experience a slight burning sensation in the skin, which is perfectly normal and safe. Others may feel a gentle to deep stretch on the area being treated.
If you have any questions or to see if Myofascial Therapy is right for you, contact Kelsey Armstrong at Chevron Island Physio today on 5504 7000