WHAT IS MYOFASCIAL RELEASE?
Myofascial Release has become an increasingly common form of massage treatment across the world, but do you really know what it is?
Here we reveal some key fact about the effective sports injury treatment.
- Fascia is a thin, elastic type of connective tissue that supports the human body, including muscle, tissue, tendon, bone, ligament and organs. Think of it like shrink wrap surrounding a delicate parcel.
- “Myo” means muscle and “fascia” means band or sheet of connective tissue.
- Fascia also reacts to stress according to PublicMentalHealth.org, not just physical impact or strain, so it’s as important for your mind as it is your physical being.
- A healthy myofascial system is relaxed and offers cushioning and support to the body.
- When the body is injured in any way the fascia hardens and scars, so maintaining myofascial health to keep it flexible is key. The damage can be reversed through stretching and the use of self-massage tools.
- Myofascial release (or MFR) is a form of therapy that aids muscle immobility and pain. It does so by relaxing contracted muscles. As a result, more oxygen gets around your body, making for a happier, healthier system.
- Self-myofasical release is a do-it-yourself option through the use of tools such as foam rollers, trigger-point balls or even tools like the HYPERICE RAPTOR.
- Such tools as also a useful aid for massage therapists who want to manage their own bodies against repetitive strain.
- Vibration technology is a step further, using battery enable self-massage tools. The fascia can be worked on more easily, reducing the pain involved and with better results for circulation.
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