Myofascial Release in Byron Bay

What is Myofascial Release?

Myofascial release is a treatment to release tension in the fascia due to trauma, posture or inflammation.  It is a style of massage that focuses on the outside covering (fascia) that protects the muscles and keeps other organs in the body intact. This aims to treat muscle pains and stiffness caused by restricted myofascial tissues.  It has proven to be the most effective way of breaking down scar tissue and adhesions in the body brought on from bad posture and chronic injuries.

One of the main assumptions is that releasing the trigger point will also benefit other organs of the body.

Why might I need Myofascial Release?

Releasing fascial tissue in the body supports freedom from restricted movement and stiffness.

There are two types of Myofascial Release; direct and indirect. The therapist may use either of these techniques to achieve therapeutic benefits.

Direct

It uses a controlled application of force to the target area until release occurs. Therapists may use knuckles, elbows, and other appropriate tools to safely release muscle stiffness and other muscular problems caused by the restriction of myofascial tissues.

Indirect

Indirect Myofascial Release uses only small amount of force. It uses enough only to guide the muscle to stretch where there is least resistance or until a release occurs. The therapists uses his hands to, gently, apply pressure to myofscial tissues.

What are the Benefits of Myofascial Release?

Myofascial Release assists in the breaking down of scar tissue and restrictions in the body. It can also improve lymphatic and blood circulation as well as assists in the stretching reflex of muscles.

It also can relax contracted muscles as well as enhance nourished and vibrant skin, promote cellular regeneration and reduce free radicals in the body. Most of the benefits of Myofascial Release are due to healthy blood circulation that this technique promotes.

Summary

This is one of the most effective massage therapies that restores the normal movement of a patient that had muscle stiffness, adhesions and other pains. To get the therapeutic benefits make sure an experienced professional is treating you.

Adrian at Bodyalignment is a trained professional who offers Myofascial Release in Byron Bay. Feel free to ring us on 0412 430 262  or come and visit our clinic at 9 Shirley Lane, Byron Bay.