Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.
Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests.
Soft Tissue Massage
Soft tissue massage involves direct physical action on the muscle and other soft tissues of your body. Soft tissue techniques during a massage target your muscles, tendons, ligaments, or other connective tissue such as fascia.
Dry needling is a treatment performed by skilled, trained physical therapists, certified in the procedure. A thin acupuncture needle penetrates the skin and treats underlying muscular trigger points for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments.