Myofascial Release Therapy Relieves Chronic Pain
Myofascial Release Therapy is an effective treatment for chronic and acute pain. Also known as Myofascial Release Therapy or including Trigger Point Therapy, this natural pain management technique prescribes stretching exercises that release tightness and pain throughout the entire body caused by chronic conditions that are the result of stress and overuse of our muscles. The term refers to a three-dimensional web of connective tissue that extends throughout the entire body. Somewhat similar to tendons or ligaments, fascia extends to deeper layers beneath the skin.
When fascia is healthy it is flexible and relaxed but when it becomes restricted rigidity sets in and the end result is tension and pressure that can be as significant as 2,000 pounds per square inch. Since fascia is a continuous system running from the soles of the feet to the top of the head this can mean severe and chronic pain and discomfort. Myofascial Release Therapy seeks to alleviate this condition through a regular and sustained series of stretching exercises that are designed to target specific trigger points.
Chronic Myofascial pain is a condition that can severely limit your ability to enjoy life. Working with a Myofascial Release Therapist, it is possible to lessen and even eliminate pain and discomfort in a safe and natural way without surgery and without addictive drugs. Myofascial trigger points are not only painful when pressed on, they also extend to “referred pain” which occurs when a trigger point in one muscle creates pain in another area. Thus, the importance of using stretch therapy over the entire body.
The word Myofascial actually means muscle tissue (myo) and the connective tissue in and around it (fascia).
Repetitive use of the same muscles often results in injury or strain, forming trigger points, similar to knots that can cause tightness, limited range of motion and chronic pain. Over time the accumulation of multiple trigger points can result in specific symptoms that are often mistaken for arthritis, bulging discs and other such conditions. The good news is that Myofascial Release Therapy is both easy and effective.
Undertaken regularly on a regular basis these gentle stretching exercises work to release stiffness and tension, increase flexibility and range of movement, relax muscles, improve posture and alleviate chronic pain. Our overall well-being is tied to how good we feel and are able to function on a daily basis. Chronic pain destroys our quality of life and creates an unhealthy mindset that leaves us unable to enjoy life, no matter what age we are. Isn’t it great to know that there is a natural and healthy solution in Myofascial Release Therapy?