The last few months have been tough on many people. As well as the usual stress of the holiday season, many of our lives have been severely disrupted by the pandemic once again.
It’s not unusual if you’re starting to feel some additional pains and niggles in your body that weren’t there before, or, if existing tightness or soreness in your neck, shoulders or back have been exacerbated this winter — requiring some kind of relief.
For those of you who have been looking for ways to get back on track this year and ease pain in your muscles and joints, here’s a short post exploring how myofascial release might be the answer.
What is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial release therapy aims to relieve soft tissue restrictions that cause pain in your body. This pain could be caused by many things, such as physical trauma, inflammatory conditions, overuse of muscles, stress, compressed nerves or just bad posture.
Diagnosing the cause of this pain and identifying where tightness exists within the network of connective tissue that runs throughout the body, known as the fascial system, is the first step in myofascial release. From there a practitioner will aim to alleviate fascia restrictions so that pain can be reduced and normal movement resumed.
If you have received physical therapy in the past, you will be familiar with the kind of process carried out by a myofascial release specialist who will conduct a session that cover the initial discovery of the affected areas of your body where fascia is restricted before facilitating a number of stretching and mobility exercises designed to reduce stiffness.
Specialists also use a collection of movements and controlled actions such as applying pressure to certain areas in order to increase motion and decrease pain.
What Can Myofascial Treatment Help With?
Myofascial release treatment can help as a pain management technique with a number of body parts and areas of your body. These include:
- Lower back
If you want to learn more about whether this treatment can help with a specific problem you have, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We have specialists who offer treatment for myofascial release in London and can help create a program tailored to your specific needs and ailments.
Integrating Myofascial Release into Your Health Plan
When your fascia is in an optimal state it is relaxed and supple. When it’s not, it presents rigidity, pressure and tension in the body. Myofascial release treatment, when performed correctly and regularly, can help you reduce this unnecessary tension, reduce pain, and improve mobility.
If you’re looking for a London myofascial release specialist to help integrate this treatment into your health plan this year, get in touch with us and we’d be happy to explore its benefits with you further.