Myofascial Release Therapy
Myofascial release is a therapy technique used by massage therapists that focuses on the pain to come from myofascial tissues. These are the tough membranes that wrap, connect and support your muscles. The pain that comes from myofascial tissue is different than regular pains because it originates from trigger points. Trigger points are stiff, anchored areas within the mofascia and its pain is difficult to localize.
Massage therapists can locate the myofascial areas because they feel stiff and fixed instead of elastic and movable under pressure. These areas are difficult to locate because they are often not found near the source of the pain. Trigger points are an annoyance not only because of the pain they cause, but also because they restrict muscle and joint movements. When a massage therapist is performing a swedish massage or deep tissue massage they will apply focus manual pressure and stretching in order to perform mysofascial release therapy. This will loosen up restricted movement and reduce pains. Many studies have shown that these techniques and other treatments can work well for chronic back pain.
Massage and myofascial release therapy is thought to treat chronic back pain. At Body N Balance, located in Wantagh, Long Island you will experience release of those areas that hold stress and create pain throughout the body.