Consider myofascial release if you have tight muscles, stiff joints, or chronic musculoskeletal pain. At Elite Chiropractic & Wellness in New Braunfels, Texas, experienced chiropractor Elisa Guillen, DC, and the team use myofascial release therapy to ease tension, relieve pain, and improve blood flow to the muscles. Call Elite Chiropractic & Wellness today to schedule a myofascial release appointment, or book your visit online.
Yes. Myofascial release therapy is a noninvasive, hands-on technique that relieves myofascial pain. “Myo” refers to muscle, and “fascia” is the tissue that covers and links the muscles throughout your body.
A series of myofascial release treatments can ease pain, encourage healthy circulation, and improve your quality of life.
The Elite Chiropractic & Wellness team uses myofascial release to treat various problems, including:
Myofascial release therapy relieves pain from scarring. For example, you might benefit if you’re recovering from skin grafts or surgery.
Myofascial release averages 30-60 minutes.
Your Elite Chiropractic & Wellness provider reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms. Then, they complete a physical exam, taking time to identify specific muscles and fascial tissues that feel stiff or tight.
After locating each of these areas (called trigger points), your provider uses their hands or special tools to stretch the tissues. Your Elite Chiropractic & Wellness provider kneads and massages your skin, applying direct force to release the tension.
Your provider repeats the same steps at each trigger point, promoting healthy circulation and your body’s healing process.
After myofascial release, you can return to work and other activities immediately. You might feel sore or stiff like you would after an intense workout, but these symptoms should improve within a day or two.
Regular appointments are essential to maximize the benefits of treatment. The Elite Chiropractic & Wellness team usually recommends at least two treatments a week over several months.
Myofascial release offers various benefits, including:
Myofascial release promotes relaxation. Research shows that hands-on therapies help ease tension and loosen knots.
Myofascial release is safe and usually well-tolerated, but it isn’t for everyone. Elite Chiropractic & Wellness might recommend an alternative procedure if you have an underlying medical condition like deep vein thrombosis or if you take certain prescription medications, like blood thinners.
Call Elite Chiropractic & Wellness today to schedule a myofascial release consultation, or book your appointment online.