How long does it take for myofascial release to work?
Most people report feeling better after just one or two sessions. However, for some people with chronic pain, it may take several sessions before they see any improvement.
There are a variety of techniques that can be used to address myofascial pain, and trigger point therapy is just one of them. While trigger point therapy specifically targets areas of muscle tension, myofascial release is a more general approach that focuses on the connective tissue that surrounds the muscles. Myofascial release technique involves applying gentle pressure and stretch to the fascia, which can help to reduce pain and improve range of motion. In some cases, myofascial release is combined with other modalities such as massage or chiropractic adjustments. However, it can also be used as a stand-alone treatment. If you are considering myofascial release for your chronic pain, be sure to consult a registered massage therapist. You can find one near you by using the search box on this page.
Here are three signs that your fascia may be tight:
- You have difficulty moving your muscles through their full range of motion.
- Your muscles feel “knotty” or especially tender to the touch.
- You experience pain when pressure is applied to specific points in your muscle tissue.
If you’re experiencing any of these signs, myofascial release may be able to help.