Acupuncture and bodywork therapies are alternative ways to treat ailments that mainstream medicine has been unable to treat. In the UK alone, it’s estimated that 15 million people suffer from long-term conditions that have no cure. A large part of the medical system in the West targets symptoms rather than underlying problems. Conversely, traditional and modern applications of ancient knowledge approach such conditions from a more holistic perspective.
Myofascial release (MFR) is now a specialist treatment used by physical therapists throughout the UK for handling injury prevention, pain reduction, muscle strengthening and flexibility improvement in patients. It has also been suggested as a way to improve posture and athletic performance.
Differing from the kind of ‘massage therapy’ that many people confuse Myofascial release with, this therapeutic treatment uses different tools and techniques to achieve its results. This includes identifying trigger points, movement therapies and applying pressure to connective tissue.
Many are unaware of what myofascial release is, despite the many benefits it can have on an individual’s health, mobility and quality of life.
In this post, we explore what this unique kind of physical therapy is — often used to treat muscle tightness and sensitivity as well as chronic pain and structural imbalances— and whether it would benefit you as part of your health and treatment plan with Acubody.