What Is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial Release is a type of manual therapy often used to treat myofascial pain syndrome, ‘Myo’ means muscle and ‘Fascia’ means band. Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder caused by sensitivity and tightness within the myofascial tissues. These tissues surround and support the muscles throughout your body. The pain usually originates from specific points within the myofascial tissues called “trigger points”. This treatment focuses on reducing pain by easing the tension and tightness at these trigger points.
How Does Myofascial Release Work?
Most myofascial release treatments take place during a massage treatment where the therapist will gently mobilise the myofascia and feel for stiff or tight areas.
The therapist will begin stretching the areas that feel rigid with light manual pressure. Which aids the tissue and supportive sheath in releasing tightness. The process is repeated multiple times on the same trigger point and on other surrounding trigger points until the therapist feels the tension begin to dissipate. The areas where the therapist is working may not be near where the pain originates or where you feel the pain most prominently. Myofascial release works upon the broader network of muscles that might be causing your pain. It tries to reduce tension throughout your body by releasing trigger points across a broad section of your muscular system.
Myofascial Release Treatment Costs at A+ Sports Therapy
- 30 Minute Treatment = £35.00
- 60 Minute Treatment = £50.00
- 90 Minute Treatment = £65.00