Myofascial tissues are the tough membranes that wrap, connect and support your muscles – and myofascial release is a therapy that works on the pain that arises from these membranes.
Myofascial pain differs from other types of pain because it originates in so-called ‘trigger points’ which are related to stiff, ‘anchored’ areas within the myofascial tissue.
Your trained therapist locates areas that feel stiff and fixed (instead of elastic and movable as they should be) and then applies light manual pressure to them. This pressure loosens up restricted movement and leads, indirectly, to reduced pain.
Myofascial release can be used effectively for:
- Lower back pain
- Neck stiffness
- Shoulder injuries
- Arthritic conditions
- Sports injuries
- And the benefits of Myofascial release include:
- Reduction in muscle spasms
- Improved joint movements
- Decreased muscle tension
- Improved breathing
- Reduction in chronic recurring injuries
Myofascial release can easily be incorporated into any other Essential Thyme therapies.