Myofascial release is a type of physical therapy commonly used to treat myofascial pain syndrome.
Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder caused by sensitivity and tightness of myofascial tissue. These tissues surround and support muscles throughout the body. Pain usually originates from specific points within the myofascial tissue called trigger points.
What Is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial pain has two sources. Pain may be caused by skeletal muscle or connective tissue “bound” by tight fascia. In addition, sometimes at the “trigger point” of muscle contraction, the damaged myofascial tissue itself produces pain. Fibers appeared. In either case, the restriction or constriction inhibits blood flow to the affected structure, further exacerbating the constriction process unless the area is treated.
Myofascial release focuses on reducing pain by relieving tension and tightness at trigger points. Understanding pain trigger points isn’t always easy. It is very difficult to localize pain to a specific trigger point. For this reason, myofascial release is usually Use on a broad area of muscle and tissue, not a single spot.
3/How Does Myofascial Release Work?
Most myofascial release treatments are performed during massage therapy.
The therapist will gently massage the myofascia, feeling areas of stiffness or tightness. Normal myofascia should feel pliable and elastic. The therapist will begin massaging and stretching the area that feels stiff under light manual pressure.
Each class lasts at least 30 minutes, but preferably 50 minutes or more
Be conducted daily or every few days
In an outpatient clinic or health center.
Who may benefit from myofascial release?
patients with myofascial pain syndrom
- ▪ People with chronic headaches
- ▪Some people with venous insufficiency ▪Use in combination with other treatments to reduce congestion and pain from venous insufficiency.
- ▪Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disease ▪Carpal tunnel syndrome
Yet massage is not for people:
with burns, injuries, or painful wounds
- ▪with fractures or broken bones
- ▪with fragile or weak bones
- ▪Have deep vein thrombosis or deep vein problems
taking blood-thinning medications
in rare cases, massage therapy may cause:
▪ Temporary paralysis or difficulty with muscle movement
▪Allergic reaction to oil gel or lotion