Myofascial tissue is a tissue network spread throughout the body that connects muscles, bones, and joints. They are thick connected tissues to support your muscles. When you feel stiffness or pain in your body, it can originate from different tissues in the body. However, Myofascial pain is chronic and different from other types of pain as it arises where Myofascial tissues meet or cross.
The treatment method Myofascial Release is not like a massage where lubricants are applied to the body to relax your sore muscles. Myofascial release is like sustained pressure on targeted areas of connective tissues around muscles and bones. This pressure helps release restrictions in the connective tissues, reducing pain and increasing mobility. It is also suggested that the Myofascial Release may be helpful in a wide range of conditions, such as neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, hip pain, or other areas containing soft tissue.
Myofascial Release is a hands-on approach to manage pain and discomfort in the following ways:
Our first session usually consists of an initial evaluation and a musculoskeletal physical exam to ensure that Myofascial Release is appropriate for you. It also includes strength and mobility testing and postural assessment that will help to determine the fascia's restricted areas. Gentle and sustained pressure is applied on the restricted points that help connective tissues to release. The session lasts between 30-50 minutes and depending on the severity of your condition our chiropractor will conduct the sessions. We may help you ease back into your normal life.
To learn more about Myofascial Release, you may contact Giles Chiropractic in Napa at (707) 251-9363 to schedule an appointment today.