What is Myofascial Release Massage Technique?
Chiropractic myofascial release is a non-invasive treatment for back and neck pain. Myofascial release targets specific trouble spots after an accident or chronic injury has left you stiff and sore. By applying gentle pressure to myofascial tissue, our chiropractors will help relieve your pain.
While many massage techniques induce relaxation with soothing and gentle kneading, myofascial release massage involves more intense muscle manipulation. Myofascial release is similar to Swedish massage, but gentle pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. By stretching rigid myofascial areas while applying pressure, tension within the muscles gets released.
How Does Chiropractic Myofascial Release Work?
Myofascial release works by breaking down muscle adhesions that can build up after an accident, or from repetitive movements or positions. By applying gentle, controlled pressure and friction to an afflicted area across the muscle’s grain, myofascial release relaxes rigid tissue. It relieves the pain associated with stiff muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
Our chiropractors may recommend applying ice to tender spots following myofascial release. Some soreness the day after can be expected, though the discomfort should pass in a day.
How Can I Tell if I Have Myofascial Pain Syndrome?
You may be experiencing myofascial pain syndrome if you’re feeling pain develop in and around trigger points or nodules in the connective tissue of your muscles. A typical location for myofascial pain is in the lower back or neck. Myofascial pain can result from repetitive movements at your job or sports played, stress-related, poor posture, and many other seemingly routine movements.
How Will I Benefit from Myofascial Chiropractic Care?
Myofascial release treats a variety of physical ailments such as:
Before recommending myofascial release, our chiropractors will discuss your complaints of generalized stiffness. We need to understand how the pain or injury impacts your daily life, and your wellness goals. We will customize myofascial treatment specific to your needs, focusing on the stiff, sore, and achy areas of the most concern.
The Best Chiropractor for Myofascial Release in Reno, NV
If you’re currently experiencing back, shoulder, or neck pain, you could be suffering from myofascial pain syndrome.
Here at Day Chiropractic in Reno, NV, we are dedicated to resolving your physical ailments with myofascial release treatment plans tailored to your individual needs. Our trained chiropractors have been providing Northern Nevada with care since 1998. If you find yourself looking for a myofascial chiropractor near you, schedule an appointment with us below.