Myofascial Therapy - Rockford, IL
Myofascial (mi-oh-FASH-al) release is a manual therapy technique often used in
massage. The technique focuses on pain believed to arise from myofascial tissues
— the tough membranes that wrap, connect and support your muscles.
Theoretically, myofascial pain differs from other types of pain because it originates
in "trigger points," which are related to stiff, anchored areas within the myofascia.
The pain that a trigger point causes is often difficult to localize, though.
During myofascial release therapy, the therapist locates myofascial areas that feel
stiff and fixed instead of elastic and movable under light manual pressure. These
areas, though not always near what feels like the source of pain, are thought to
restrict muscle and joint movements, contributing to widespread muscle pain. The
focused manual pressure and stretching used in myofascial release therapy loosen
up restricted movement, leading indirectly to reduced pain.
|6443 East Riverside Blvd
Rockford, IL 61114