Fascia Release is an alternative health treatment claimed to be very effective for the treatment of chronic pain and immobility, particularly of the low back, by relaxing tight contracted musculature, enhancing blood flow, oxygen, and nutrient transport, and promoting the release of pain signals from the nervous system. It is used in combination with other treatment methods such as acupuncture, traction, massage, stretching, strength training, and chiropractic care. However, as with all alternative health treatments, it is important to ensure that there are no adverse effects from the use of myofascial Release on the patient, such as tissue damage, excessive inflammation, nerve damage, or bruising. This is especially important if you are recovering from a back injury or illness. In fact, it is advised to see a doctor before trying any form of alternative therapy, especially if you have never had any type of injury or illness in the past.
There are many triggers that can activate the natural pain killer fibromyalgia pain sensors in the human body, but a major factor contributing to pain, weakness, immobility, and general stiffness in the human body is the presence of a chronic overuse fascia, also referred to as myofascia. The term myofascia refers to the fibrous tissues that support and cushion the arch of the human spine and lie between the muscles and discs at the rear of the torso. When the fascia is repeatedly overstretched, called hypertrophy, the resulting imbalance results in decreased strength across the whole of the back, with a corresponding reduction in mobility.
Unfortunately, the condition of the myofascia is often underestimated, and sufferers are reluctant to speak out about their condition for fear of ridicule or criticism. If left uncorrected, myofascia can lead to chronic pain and dysfunction and can be very difficult to treat successfully. Unfortunately, there is little information on the causes of overuse myofascia, nor any reliable information on how to treat it, other than to rest assured that performing targeted stretching exercises can prevent further stress and damage to the myofascia ligaments and muscles. Unfortunately, this information comes too late for many suffers, who may find that their condition deteriorates rapidly without intervention.
Overuse myofascia refers to habitual overstretching of the fascial, myofascial ligament, a weak link which maintains the integrity of the spinal column. Excessive stretching of the fascial muscle ligament, particularly during an extended period (over 30 min) causes inflammation, pain and instability. The excessive stretching breaks down the myofascia fascia between the layers of tissue, resulting in the loss of structural support and mobility.
Massage therapy can be an effective treatment for myofascia, especially for chronic sufferers. The technique of massage therapy, which is based around gentle stretching and kneading pressure, simulates the natural process of myofascia lengthening and strengthening. As such, it can help restore myofascia length and functional strength by helping the muscles through a natural stretching response. A skilled therapist can identify areas of weakness in the myofascia through careful massage therapy, using techniques such as trigger points or gentle stretching.
The most important thing to remember when considering massage therapy as a treatment for myofascia is that myofascia can be treated minimally and safely with the right therapist. Myofascia stretches can be painful and can become progressively more painful as the condition worsens, so it is vital that the right massage therapy is used at the right time. It is best to consult with a professional and experienced massage therapist who will be able to advise you on the best course of treatment for your particular case.