Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release therapy is considered to be a tremendously useful type of massage technique which aids in lessening ache and rigidity of the various parts of the body and restores the energy that you loose in your stressful life. The other common terms used to denote this process are “hands-on therapy” and “manual therapy”. It is a temperate form of extending and harmonizing the movements which creates an intense effect in leading the tissues of the body towards relaxation.

Why to take myofascial release treatment?

Fascia is the supporting cellular system that connects all parts starting from the head to the toe. Fascia actually encloses all the tissues as well as the internal organs of body which also includes the blood vessels, nerves, bones and muscles. Hence this plays an important role in balancing the functions of the body. The fascia also plays pivotal role in metabolism, respiration, muscular movements, balance in postures and supporting the organ balance of the body. Myofascial release treatment loosens the restrictions of the face.

When the fascia tissues, which act like the communicating medium of the body, experiences infection or some kind of blockage, it results into different types of health disorders like pain, circulatory problems etc. You will feel tightness in the organs, and shrinkage of the muscular layers of the body. The immediate result is chronic pain, ache and extreme fatigue. The fascia often becomes thicker than the normal state.

The myofascial release therapy often heals these troubles quite easily and they melt the blockage. Then only the important proteins, vitamins etc are allowed to flow through the body network and the problems are solved.

Benefits of myofascial release therapy

There are quite a few benefits of myofascial release therapy. It involves special techniques of finger movements which release the excess lymph that often gets blocked in the sinuses that are present in our body. The discharge points to the ultimate relaxation of the muscles slow breaking of the fascial bonding and realignment of the fascia in a proper mode. The massage procedure is repeated till the optimum results are obtained. The results often differ with the patients.

Some people start feeling better right after the session is over and their ache get vanished easily. They start moving their joints instantly as the pain is no more there. But there are others who may face certain amount of discomfort at night after they get this massage. If there is some kind of soreness that occurred after the massage will soon go away but the benefits will be long lasting.

A typical myofascial release treatment will take at least half an hour and it can stretch up to one hour or more. The maximum number of times you receive this massage could be three times every week. People suffering from health disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, whiplash injuries, muscle spasms and fibromyalgia can try out the myofascial release massage to get rid of these.

Often the athletes and runners use the self myofascial release massage to eradicate the pain from their limbs. People with frozen shoulder can also try this out.