Do you suffer from chronic lower back pain? Do you ever get tightness and soreness down your neck, shoulders and back? Perhaps, you’ve tried a range of therapies and medicines to ease the pain without success. At Acubody, we specialise in complex muscular and nerve conditions that have not responded well to other kinds of treatment.
What’s Myofascial Release?
Myofascial is a combination of two words. ‘Myo’ refers to muscular tissue, and ‘Fascia’ is the web of connective tissues linking muscle tissues and the bone. Myofascial, in this sense, targets the connective tissues. By applying pressure to areas of pain and discomfort, the therapist will be able to soften, stretch and free up the connective tissues of the muscles and, by extension, stimulate the nervous system responsible for the pain.
Benefits of Myofascial Release
Myofascial treatment can be an effective way to relieve muscle pain and can help restore postural imbalances. After this therapy, patients often experience:
- Increased range of motion
- Reduced pain and tightness
- Faster recovery
- Improved circulation
- Release of tension and more overall relaxation.
Why Do We Recommend Combination Treatment?
While myofascial treatment alone can be highly beneficial for dealing with muscular pain sources, for complex conditions, we often find a series of interrelated problems that must also be addressed.
Research has shown that combination therapies can be an effective measure against muscular pain and tenderness. In particular, myofascial release, when used with guided stretches and massage, can be more than twice as effective compared to regular therapy.
Moreover, patients in another research programme who undertook myofascial therapy with core stabilisation exercises such as pilates saw increased spinal mobility. In a systematic review of these types of treatments, the researcher concluded that myofascial release in combination with other therapies could significantly reduce the effects of lower back pain.
This is why at Acubody, we take a holistic approach to treatment that combines optimal therapies and rehabilitation for your specific problem and circumstances. Our treatments include:
- Acupuncture and Chinese medicine
- Shiatsu massage
- Trigger point therapy
- Bodywork therapy
- Sports massage
We know that muscular and nerve pain can seriously affect a person’s quality of life. Our treatments aim to help balance body and mind to give you a new lease on life. So you don’t have to struggle alone.
If you need support, advice and treatment for your condition, get in contact with us today to find out how we can help you.