5 Things You Need To Know About Myofascial Release

5 Things You Need To Know About Myofascial Release

Myofascial release is a manual therapy technique that promotes muscle relaxation. They focus on releasing tension in your fascial tissues. Its results are immediate, aiding in pain caused by excessive tension, stress, poor posture, among other factors that contribute to muscle stiffness. In addition to relieving pain, this technique improves flexibility, athletic performance in athletes, and restores functionality to the tense and painful body segment. Here are 5 important things to know about myofascial release therapy that will make you amazed.

1. What are the benefits of Myofascial Release?

Immediate improvement of acute and chronic pain, improved joint pain, posture correction, muscle relaxation, increased mobility, prevention of injuries in athletes or exercise practitioners, promoting greater well-being. 

2. What is the difference between a regular massage and myofascial release?

The goal of myofascial release is a treatment focused on relieving muscle tension, alleviating pain, and restoring function. On the other hand, a massage has a more relaxing goal, relieving stress, increasing blood circulation, without necessarily having a therapeutic objective.

3. What will the sensation be like? Are myofascial release treatments painful?

In myofascial release, the therapist applies pressure to trigger points in the muscles. These points are painful and sensitive to touch, but it is a bearable pain that decreases in a few seconds, promoting tension relief. Once the points of greatest tension are pressed, the sensation will be pain followed by relief.

4. What techniques are used?

The main technique is manual therapy, where the therapist will use their own hands to find tension points and perform deep massage. Additionally, ultrasound, laser, electrotherapy, and shockwave may be used to assist in treatment and improve results.

Myofascial release is a safe technique that can be performed on any part of the body. It is important to undergo an evaluation with a professional, identify the main complaints and painful points, and then initiate treatment.

5. What is the cost of each myofascial release session?

The treatment fee at Mov&More Clinic is €90 for a one-hour session. Our skilled therapists specialise in this therapeutic technique and are dedicated to providing personalised care and optimal results.

Now that you have a better understanding of Myofascial Release, consider scheduling this massage service at Mov&More Clinic in Dublin to experience all the benefits of this treatment.