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 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.
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:
Neha Shah and the team at Back to Center PT use myofascial release to help men and women recover from or avoid surgery.
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:
Myofascial release is often used in conjunction with other therapies as part of your overall treatment plan at Back to Center PT.
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:
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.