Unlike traditional massage therapy, myofascial release is an advanced type of hands-on soft tissue manipulation that involves applying gentle sustained pressure to stretch tight and sore areas and, thus, eliminate pain and restore motion.
This manual technique uses sustained pressure into the fascia, which is held for a minimum of five minutes. In the process, it relaxes contracted muscles and increases venous and lymphatic drainage of the released toxins in the affected area.
Fascia is a smooth, tough, elastic type of connective tissue that covers and supports every structure in your body, including your muscles. When your muscles are strained or injured, the fascia contracts, thus causing pain. In the case of chronic strains and severe injuries, the fascia may stay contracted.
As simple as it may sound, myofascial release requires specific training. This is why the doctors at Reagan Integrated Sports Medicine have achieved certification in this technique.
Our team of chiropractic and sports medicine specialists does an expert job performing myofascial release with professional athletes and other patients who need additional help to relieve their pain and relax their muscles and tissues.
If you are experiencing pain in your muscles, tendons, ligaments, or joints, and it doesn’t respond to more conventional treatments, we may incorporate myofascial release in your treatment plan in order to restore tissue health, increase your range of motion, and improve function.
For enhanced results, myofascial release can be combined with other treatment options, including:
Myofascial Release in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
At Reagan Integrated Sports Medicine, we are committed to providing the best quality treatment for your individual needs. Don’t let stiff, tight, or constricted muscles limit your physical activities. To take advantage of myofascial release, contact us today at (972) 503-7272 to set up a consultation with one of our highly skilled and experienced chiropractic and sports medicine specialists. You can also schedule your appointment using our convenient Request an Appointment form.