Myofascial Release Therapy

The aim of Myofascial Release Therapy is to treat fascia. This tissue has not been considered as important for many years. Only recently manual treatment options for the fascia are becoming more popular in Perth. 

What is Fascia?

Fascia is the tough connective tissue that gives much of the body its shape, similar to the skin of a sausage. It connects every muscle, tendon, ligament, bone, vessel, nerve and organ in our body. As a result, it acts like a three-dimensional spider web down to the cellular level. It can also store memories of physical and emotional trauma.

What happens during the Inflammation Process?

During inflammation processes in the body,  fascia is affected in each of its layers. Any form of inflammation will have an impact on fascial structures. It is also usually combined with some form of fluid retention. Dehydration will actually worsen the inflammation process and increase the healing time. As a consequence, an ongoing inflammatory process in the soft tissue will eventually lead to restrictions in the fascia . Therefore it is  essential to stay well hydrated. This will assist in the healing process of the fascial structures involved. 

Releasing myofascial restrictions allows us to discharge recurring emotional as well as physical pain. Hence Myofascial Release often leads to another process - the so-called Unwinding. This is especially relevant because the Unwinding process provides a further treatment option. Consequently the patient then has the option to progress to another form of therapy.

Myofascial Release as a Technique

Sessions can include craniosacral work, stretching techniques and deep touch. As a result, the combination of these techniques can help to restore alignment and function of the fascia. It may also  assist in the reduction of pain. It is noteworthy that the term Myofascial Release refers to a variety of different techniques that are used within the fascial tissue. Consequently each therapist will use a different approach to the treatment of fascia. Gittalife in Perth uses a combination of different Myofascial Release approaches.

Physiological mobility, circulation and lymphatic function will improve with increasing pliability of the fascia.

Furthermore, Myofascial Release Therapy is a Remedial Massage Therapy technique that can easily be combined with other massage treatments. According to the experience of GittaLife, it can enhance the benefits of Lymphatic Drainage and Deep Tissue Massage considerably. After a treatment with Myofascial Release, almost each client has reported a multitude of benefits in relation to fluid retention. Therefore this clinic in Perth focuses on the use of this therapeutic technique.

Indications for Myofascial Release Therapy 

Any chronic muscle condition, including:

  • Back/Neck Pain
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Treatment of Scar Tissue
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Trigger Points
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Cervical Pain
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Capsulitis
  • Inflammatory Muscle Conditions

Benefits of Myofascial Release Therapy 

Myofascial Release may assist in:

  • Pain reduction of acute or chronic pain
  • Increase of mobility of soft tissue and joints
  • Decrease of muscle tension
  • Decrease of fluid retention by indirect activation of the lymphatic system
  • Improvement of neurological dysfunction
  • Symptom relief of conditions such as depression, anxiety and sleep problems