Back pain can be debilitating, and, alongside obvious physical difficulties, sufferers can also experience psychological distress due to a long-term condition. An estimated 2.5 million people in the UK experience back pain daily.
One possible source of help for anyone who has tried multiple unsuccessful approaches to deal with their chronic back pain is a technique called myofascial release. As an acupuncture clinic in London, this is a technique our trained therapists use to treat people with chronic back pain.
What is Myofascial Release?
It is a neuromuscular technique qualified therapists can use to target muscle tissue. Its aim is to release tension and stimulate tissue regeneration.
It can successfully enhance the healing of our body’s electrical currents within our acupuncture system. The technique acts upon the connective tissue beneath our skin (fascia layer) to release endorphins. Endorphins are a natural relief of pain and stress.
Your qualified therapist will massage your back to feel for muscle tightness and stiffness and begin applying light manual pressure and stretching. This is repeated many times until tension, tightness, and stiffness are released.
When using this technique, our trained therapists at our acupuncture clinic in London actively guide clients having this treatment so that they:
- Become more aware of their body
- Find ways of movement with better function
The result is that clients spontaneously find a way of moving that feels good for them. In turn, the movement stimulates blood flow and improves circulation.
Using Myofascial Release Alongside Other Therapies
This type of therapy can complement other therapies that also help patients suffering from chronic back pain, and other complex conditions for which finding treatment has been difficult.
For example, it can be used alongside acupuncture. In some instances, this technique is helpful for clients before surgery because it can help muscular and skeletal alignment.
Why Choose Acubody?
If you’re experiencing chronic back pain or other forms of chronic pain, myofascial release may be one way to alleviate that pain. We take a holistic approach to finding the causes of pain and illness. We specialise in treating people with complex conditions, especially those who have previously tried other solutions that have not helped.
Contact us today to make an appointment.