Myofascial Release Specialist

Back to Center PT

Physical Therapy & Yoga Therapy located in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, CA & Santa Monica, CA

If you enjoy soft tissue massage, you may enjoy myofascial release. In fact, myofascial release sessions at Back to Center PT in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles go one step beyond massage to address tight knots. Neha Shah, MPT, and her team spend adequate time on each knot to ensure they fully release. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Myofascial Release Q & A

What is myofascial release?

Myofascial tissue is the tough membrane that wraps around and holds your muscles in place. If that tissue is tight, you may feel widespread pain related to the tension.

Myofascial release is a hands-on technique in which your therapist at Back to Center PT locates tense trigger points and places light, sustained pressure on those tight spots to release tension in your myofascial tissue. After they release the knots, any related pain should start to subside too.

The technique is an effective alternative to soft tissue massage because it allows for extra time spent treating each trigger point. Rather than massaging in a continuous motion, your therapist sustains pressure and waits until each knot releases to move on.

What conditions can myofascial release help with?

Anyone with myofascial tension can benefit from myofascial release. Generally, surgery, an injury, or inflammatory response cause the most pronounced myofascial tension.

Men and women with the following conditions, in particular, may find relief with myofascial release:

  • Back pain
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Chronic headaches

Neha Shah and the team at Back to Center PT use myofascial release to help men and women recover from or avoid surgery.

What results can I expect from myofascial release?

Much like massage, myofascial release calms your nervous system and reduces muscle tension with a gentle touch. After your session, you may also notice the following results:

  • Relaxation
  • Pain relief
  • Increased blood flow and circulation
  • Musculoskeletal mobility

Myofascial release is often used in conjunction with other therapies as part of your overall treatment plan at Back to Center PT.

Where does myofascial release fit in my treatment plan?

The providers at Back to Center PT design individualized treatment plans for each of their patients. Myofascial release is one mechanism among other complementary treatments the therapists use to restore your well-being.

The providers often use myofascial release in conjunction with the following:

  • Traditional physical therapy
  • Yoga therapy
  • Cupping
  • Visceral manipulation
  • Gyrotonics
  • Electrical stimulation

By combining therapies, your provider gives you access to some of the most effective tools to enhance the healing process.

Call Back to Center PT today or use the online booking feature to make an appointment for myofascial release.