What is Myofascial Release Therapy?
At Q Factor Chiropractic, many of our patients suffer from pain throughout their bodies, especially in their joints. Myofascial release therapy is a form of massage that is designed to stretch the fascia, which are tight, connective tissues that allow the joints to properly function. It utilizes hands-on manipulation in order to enhance the blood flow and nerve conductivity in these areas of the body, alleviating any associated pain or inflammation while restoring the mobility of the affected area(s). Dr. Richard Channing the rest of our staff in Mesquite, TX, is proud to offer this incredibly beneficial treatment for patients who are struggling with their joints.
What Are the Benefits of Myofascial Release Therapy?
Myofascial release therapy performed by Dr. Channing or a member of the Q Factor Chiropractic team is a great treatment to address joint pain while experiencing a very relaxing massage. Benefits of this treatment performed at our Mesquite, TX facility include:
- Relieving pain
- Relaxing treatment sessions
- Ability to treat many different issues
- Can treat chronic conditions
- Increasing blood flow
- Decreasing inflammation
- Easing tension and tightness
- Restoring movement
- Helps flush toxins from the body
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Is Myofascial Release Therapy Right for Me?
This treatment has proven to be beneficial for almost any patient experiencing pain, inflammation, or immobility in their joints. However, it is not typically recommended for those who have advanced diabetes, severe osteoporosis, acute circulatory problems, are undergoing cancer treatment, or have had a recent bone fracture, injury, or open wound. Throughout the consultation, we'll review your medical history and listen intently to your concerns before gauging whether or not myofascial release therapy is the correct form of treatment for you. Patients have used it to treat a number of issues, including:
- Back Pain
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Disc Herniation
- Hip Pain
- Knee Pain
- Migraine Headaches
- Neck Pain
How is Myofascial Release Therapy Performed?
During myofascial release therapy, our staff will lightly massage the myofascia, seeking out any areas that feel stiff or tight. Once these areas are found, they will apply gentle pressure to the associated trigger point, which will release pressure and reduce tightness in the region. These trigger points may not be located near where the pain is primarily felt. However, our understanding of the entire network of muscles within the body allows us to pinpoint the precise area that should be targeted. This will be repeated several times on this and other trigger points until there is no longer any tension.
What Results Can I Expect from Myofascial Release Therapy?
Our patients generally feel better at the immediate conclusion of their treatment. However, additional sessions are usually required in order to keep the pain away for good. This could take anywhere from 4 – 12 weeks, with massages being scheduled about 1 – 3 times each week. It should be noted that chronic and severe conditions could require longer lengths of treatment as well as a higher frequency of sessions.
Myofascial Release Therapy FAQ
Is myofascial release therapy painful?
No, myofascial release should not be painful for patients at Q Factor Chiropractic. In fact, it is a very calming treatment. Some patients may feel tiredness or aches for about a day following a session as their body relieves inflammation and increases blood flow.
What makes myofascial release and a traditional massage different?
Myofascial release is specifically designed to release obstructions in the myofascial tissue rather than focusing strictly on the muscles. Often, the techniques and motions in a myofascial release session performed at our Mesquite, TX facility feel gentler and more deliberate than a traditional massage, which can provide a thorough, relaxing effect.
What should I do after a myofascial release session to ensure the best possible results?
Myofascial release will help loosen the fascia and increase blood flow to your trigger point areas of pain. To help your body properly conduct this process, Dr. Channing and his team recommend drinking plenty of water during the 24 hours after your treatment session.
Release Your Pain
If you've been experiencing discomfort in your knees, shoulders, back, or virtually any other area of your body, consider scheduling an appointment for myofascial release therapy at Q Factor Chiropractic. After even one session, many of our patients feel much more comfortable and mobile than they did even minutes beforehand. We invite patients in the Mesquite, TX area to visit us today.