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Myofascial Release Therapy Myofascial Release Therapy

Derived from the Latin words "myo" - meaning muscle, and "fascia" - for band; myofascial release therapy,Myofascial Release Technique trigger point therapy or acupressure as some patients call it, will release tension from the fibrous bands of connecting tissue (fascia). Myofascial release therapy aims to free constrictions, spasms or blockages in the muscle tissue and fascia, thereby alleviating restriction and restoring mobility.

The doctor uses myofascial release therapy to help individuals with poor posture, physical injury, illness and emotional stress. Using this therapy, disruptions in normal mobility are freed and tension on bones, muscles, joints and nerves is relieved. Ultimately, myofascial release restores mobility, range of motion and balance back to the body.

Myofascial release therapy utilizes gentle, kneading manipulation and pressures that stretch, soften, lengthen and relax tissue. After careful observation of one's posture, the doctor then feels for stressed areas of the body. When restricted areas are found, he uses pressures and stretches tissues found along the direction of the muscle fibers. This stretch is held for a couple of minutes until a softening or release is felt. These stretches are repeated until the tension is felt no more.

In addition myofascial release therapy can be used to treat back pain; help persons suffering from frozen shoulder, fibromyalgia, headaches, chronic fatigue syndrome, menstrual problems, tennis or golfer's elbow, shin splints, sprains, rheumatoid arthritis, muscle spasms, whiplash injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome. Furthermore, myofascial release can be administered to children suffering from falls, injuries and scoliosis as well.

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