Do you want to get rid of the pain after trauma, inflammatory responses and surgical procedures? Myofascial release massage may be right what you need for enjoying the freedom of movement again! At ICT Chiropractic and Acupuncture we expertly provide myofascial release therapy in Wichita, Kansas. Contact us today!
What is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial release is an effective and safe chiropractic technique that allows ceasing the pain and restoring the range of motion. Myofascial release therapy targets fascia, a sheet of connective tissue covering muscles. A chiropractor applies subtle pressure to the affected areas of the body to allow the fascia to elongate. Once this happens, the pain and discomfort that you experience will go away.
Myofascial release therapy requires a one-on-one approach to take the specific needs and complaints of each patient into account. At ICT Chiropractic and Acupuncture clinic, we offer our patients effective one-on-one therapeutic sessions. During hands-on treatment, either Dr. Chris or Dr. Sara will diagnose the areas of restricted movement and treat them through myofascial release massage and therapy. What’s more, our doctors promote education in healthy body functioning and movement. They’ll offer you supplementary self-treatment instructions to further improve your range of movement and musculo-skeletal health.
What are Myofascial Adhesions?
If you experience pain or headaches, these issues may be caused by myofascial adhesions. Myofascial adhesions are the areas of fascia and muscle that no longer glide properly when your body moves. As these areas are no longer functioning properly, other areas of your body have to compensate for this by over-performing. The areas of myofascial adhesion also cause extreme pressure (around 2,000 lbs. per square inch) on the pain-sensitive structures of your body, becoming a source of constant pain and discomfort.
Myofascial adhesions are often caused by trauma, tissue inflammation, improper movement patterns, poor posture, surgical interventions, etc. Myofascial release massage allows the doctor to release the patient’s myofascial adhesions, enabling the fascia to glide properly. As the functioning of your tissues restores, you’ll feel less pain.
Who Can Benefit From Myofascial Release Therapy?
Myofascial release massage is a true safeguard for people with myofascial pain syndrome. What’s more, it’s ideal to relax any tightened muscles and restore blood flow. For example, myofascial release therapy applied to the neck area is effective in reducing headaches.
And these are not all the miracles myofascial release professionals can do with their hands restoring the proper functioning of your body! Myofascial release massage is helpful for people with venous insufficiency. If the deep veins of the legs are insufficiently supplied with blood, you may experience aching and other painful sensations in your legs. Myofascial massage is effective to restore the blood flow in the affected areas without any invasive treatment.
Conditions Helped Through Myofascial Release:
Myofascial release therapy is effective in treating skeletal muscle immobility. Our experienced doctors will apply hand pressure to the parts of your body to relax contracted muscles and improve blood and lymph circulation. Here’s the list of conditions, which are effectively helped through myofascial release massage:
• Back Pain
• Pelvic Pain
• Neck Pain
• Sports Injuries
• Chronic Pain
• Disc Problems
• Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
• Neurological Dysfunction
• Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
• Carpal Tunnel
• Jaw Pain (TMJ)
• Painful Scars
• Myofascial Pain Syndrome
• Women’s Health Issues
Are There Any Risks To Myofascial Release Therapy?
Myofascial release massage has very few associated risks and can be recommended to the people of all age groups. No matter if you’re looking for relaxation or back pain relief, this massage, when conducted by experts, is beneficial for pain reduction and results in improved well-being.
However, myofascial treatment may not be ideal in the following cases:
- Wounds, injuries, burns;
- Fractured or broken bones;
- Osteoporosis, fragile bones;
- Deep vein issues, e.g. thrombosis;
- If you take blood-thinning medication.
In all other cases, our best myofascial release therapy practitioners are ready to help you feel the long-awaited pain relief and blood flow improvement. Our clinic welcomes you in Wichita, Kansas offering the best myofascial release therapy and care. Do not hesitate to book a consultation with our seasoned myofascial treatment professionals online or just give us a call!