The myofascial tissues surround and support every muscle in your body. Myofascial release is a therapy applied to these soft tissues by your chiropractor. It treats immobility and pain that may be associated with your skeletal muscles. Pain may originate from specific points within the myofascial tissues called “trigger points”. By easing the tightness and tension in these trigger points, the contracted muscles will relax. This will improve both blood and lymphatic circulation and help to stimulate the stretch reflex in your muscles.
When your chiropractor or massage therapist applies this technique to you, they gently massage the myofascial and feel for taut or stiffened locations. They then begin to apply massage and stretch techniques to the areas in which they feel the trigger points may be located. This will help the tissue to release pressure and tightness. You can expect the process to be repeated on the same trigger points until the tension is released.
There are many conditions that myofascial release can address. For example, if you suffer from chronic headaches then myofascial release to the head and neck may help to reduce the frequency of the headaches you experience. Some people also suffer from a condition called venous insufficiency. This occurs when blood pools in the deep vein systems of the legs, which can lead to damage to the vessels as well as pain and aching in the legs. Myofascial release may offer some relief for the discomfort of this condition.
Your West Los Angeles, CA chiropractor can evaluate any pain or discomfort you may be having and determine if you are a candidate for myofascial release.
Dr. Fischel at Olympic Chiropractic in West Los Angeles, CA is a fan of bodies that play in concert together, and have made it their personal mission to help your body play the most beautiful music it can. By addressing issues you may be having as well as taking the time to evaluate you as a whole person with a complete medical history and lifestyle and nutritional counseling, you can rest assured that the doctor at Olympic Chiropractic wants you to feel that you are getting the best care any West Los Angeles chiropractor has to offer. His experience and expertise can simply be found nowhere else.
If you are interested in understanding how myofascial release may benefit you, then speak with Dr.Fischel at Olympic Chiropractic in West Los Angeles today!
What are myofascial tissues?
Your myofascial tissues are tissues that support and surround every single muscle in the body. When pain is experienced in your muscle systems, it may be originating from trigger points within your myofascial tissues. When Olympic Chiropractic eases the tensions on these trigger points, the muscle will relax and often release the pain as it does.
What conditions does myofascial release address?
For those in the West Los Angeles, CA region, myofascial release can address a number of conditions. For example, a professional in West Los Angeles, CA who suffers from frequent headaches may chalk their condition up to stress in the workplace. After myofascial release applied to the head and neck, they may find that it was tension in their myofascial tissues actually causing their pain.
How does myofascial release work?
Myofascial release works simply for those in West Los Angeles, CA feeling frequent or chronic pain. First, you’ll be gently massaged to feel out the myofascial tissues in search of taught or stiff locations, and this is where your trigger points are likely to be located. Then massage and stretch techniques are applied to these areas to release muscle pain and tension.
How many sessions will I need?
The amount of myofascial release sessions you may need will depend on each West Los Angeles, CA individual’s specific care plan. In many cases, a person may experience pain relief and release in as little as one session, while another West Los Angeles, CA individual may require two or more to feel a marked difference for themselves.
Is myofascial release care painful?
In most cases, our West Los Angeles, CA patients find myofascial release care to be gentle and relaxing. However, some care from time to time may be particularly challenging depending on the trigger point and what may be required to release tension. Even during challenging sessions, it is uncommon to feel anything more severe than simple discomfort.
What should I wear for my care?
It is important for West Los Angeles, CA patients to remember that myofascial release is done directly on the skin, and not through layers of clothing. For your Olympic Chiropractic myofascial release care, one should wear comfortable and loose fitting clothing they are free to move in. Gym shorts, tank tops, and sports bras are always a safe bet.
Dr. Fischel has practiced in West Los Angeles his entire career. Located in 90064 his offices have been located on Wilshire Blvd and Olympic Blvd since 1984. Dr. Fischel grew up with Chiropractic and therefore has a deeper sense of the art than one just receiving a degree. Of course over 30 years in practice helps too!Book Appointment »