Myofascial Therapy Shorewood, MN

Myofascial release is a physical therapy commonly used to treat myofascial pain syndrome, a chronic pain disorder caused by tightness and sensitivity of the myofascial tissues, which support the muscles of your entire body.

Even though myofascial pain syndrome is not the same as other types of pain, myofascial release is a therapeutic approach also used as pain relief for multiple conditions and provides a wide variety of benefits that go beyond helping with the relief from pain.

Benefits of Myofascial Release Therapy

Chiropractic adjustments have shown incredible results. It improves and helps:

Pain Relief

Muscle pain, neck pain, knee pain, poor posture, plantar fasciitis, chronic pain syndrome

Improves blood flow

Less muscle soreness, faster recovery process, improves range of motion

Alleviates Conditions

Fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, deep vein issues, severe osteoporosis

Release tension

Stress, headaches, releases knots, and eliminates muscle tension

What Is Myofascial Release Therapy?

This manual therapy is a non-invasive approach done by a chiropractor or an experienced therapist. They first identify and treat the “trigger point,” the anchored area within the myofascial tissue where the pain originates. Once they know the source of pain, they start massaging the myofascial tissue, especially on the tight areas, stretching them, and applying light manual pressure to release the tension. This process is repeated until it is fully released.

Some might want to use a foam roller or other basic myofascial release techniques that can be done at home, but they won’t be the same as done by a chiropractor or a physical therapist. A foam roller is often defined as self-myofascial release therapy, yet according to some studies, they shouldn’t since they don’t get the same results. Even though the foam roller can provide some temporary benefits for the nervous system, it can’t get the same results as myofascial therapy.

This treatment can also be used as an additional treatment to physical therapy, acupuncture, or even be used as a tool to improve skeletal or muscular alignment before surgery.

Myofascial Release vs. Massage

Myofascial release therapy is not a regular massage; they both have different focuses and techniques. Massages work by applying steady movements to the soft tissue and muscles over the human body. Myofascial release works by using sustained pressure to stretch the fascia and relieve tension that causes muscle restrictions. Another detail differentiating these two is that massages usually need oils or lotions to help with smooth movement while the myofascial release does not.

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