Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Pain syndrome is a common clinical problem of muscle pain involving sensory, motor and autonomic symptoms caused by myofascial trigger points.Myofascial release (MFR) therapy focuses on releasing muscular shortness and tightness. There are no. of conditions and symptoms that myofascial release therapy addresses.We use this technique extensively in our set-up and our team is highly professional and trained to apply this technique to patients in the best way. headache pain specialist in delhi

Clinical effects of MFR

Treat muscle immobility

Relieve pain by relaxing contracted muscles

Improve lymphatic circulation

stimulate stretch reflex

Myofascia is the continuous tough tissue that covers all the muscles and bones from head to toe. This outer covering,fascia is very strong and flexible.Half the muscular attachments of the body are to fascia.God, like an obsessional shopkeeper , has wrapped every item of the body in fascia.Fascia is the connective tissue that holds us together – body stocking.It also acts as an informational network.Fascia shrinks slowly over time if injured or inflamed.Connective tissue cells die within 5 hours if deprived of oxygen – eg. bed sores where as muscle lose weight over a few days.We can stretch / mobilise fascia slowly over time,but damage it if we work too fast as fascia responds to very light forces.Warmth loosen up the colloidal gel in fascia and thus facilitate stretching.Body is very economical with phenomena of use it or loose it.Like yarn in a sweater the entire body is connected to every other part of the body by the fascia. It is a continuous weave of material. And like a pull in a sweater, damage to an area of Myofascia can effect other distant areas in your body even years later.

Myofascia has the ability to stretch and move without restriction in the healthy state. During physical trauma or inflammation the Myofascia loses is pliability and can become tight, restricted and a source of tension throughout the rest of the body.

When Myofascia is damaged it can become too tight and cause a number of problems such as -

  • Chronic headaches
  • Musclular pain and spasms
  • Chronic back and neck pain
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Paraaesthesia
  • Faulty posture
  • Reduced flexibility

Causes -

  • CInflammation
  • Traumas
  • Workplace injuries
  • Poor posture
  • Prolonged sitting or standing
  • Emotional/psychological stress
  • Repetitive movements

Myofascial release can effectively treat this tough, tight fascia making it relaxed and pliable.The technique is applied directly on the body and uses slow to deep pressure to restore the proper health of the fascia.

Myofascial Release treatments can last from 15 minutes to an hour and the number and duration of sessions is decided according to condition of the patient.


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