Without myofascial tissue connecting bones and muscles, your body would resemble a deflated, hot-air balloon lying motionless on the floor. The term fascia describes the fibrous membrane separating and supporting soft tissue. Myofascia refers to fascia underlying muscles while superficial fascia refers to fascia that connects muscles to your skin. When chiropractic massage does not relieve myofascial or superficial fascia pain, Austin myofascial release therapy has been proven successful in treating myofascial pain due to stress, knotting, and chronic tightness.
If you are searching for "myofascial release therapy near me", call Austin Chiropractic & Rehab today at (512) 451-0115 for an immediate appointment.
What is Myofascial Release?
A more intense form of chiropractic massage therapy, myofascial release therapy provided by our Austin, TX chiropractor targets painful inflammation affecting all layers of fascia tissue. Myofascial release therapy begins with Dr. McHone evaluating fascia by palpating areas of your body where you feel pain and stiffness.
Chiropractors like Dr. McHone who are highly skilled in myofascial release therapy continuously reevaluate a patient's pain levels during this initial assessment to determine the exact location of "trigger" points. A trigger point is a centralized area of knotted, tight fascia fibers responsible for causing pain and restricting movement. When Dr. McHone applies pressure to a trigger point with his palm or hand, he uses specialized tissue manipulation techniques to "release" constricted fibers by elongating and relaxing them.
In some cases, a small ball or roller may be included in a myofascial release therapy session to improve the separation and relaxation of tightened fibers. Areas of the body that commonly experience chronic fascia pain, including your feet, neck, shoulders, hips, and lower back. However, Austin myofascial release therapy can provide rapid pain relief to other areas of the body.
What Conditions are Treated with Myofascial Release Therapy At Austin Chiropractic & Rehab?
Myofascial release alleviates pain involving musculoskeletal inflammation. Research indicates that this type of intense massage works so well to relieve fascia pain because of the way the parasympathetic system responds to the manipulation of trigger points. In addition to reducing the release of cortisol and other inflammatory chemicals, myofascial release therapy promotes the release of endorphins, the body's natural pain reliever.
The application of focused, massage-like pressure on trigger points by Dr. McHone will relieve musculoskeletal pain associated with:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome
Neck and shoulder pain due to trauma, postural misalignment, or inflammatory conditions)
Leg and arm pain
If you do not see your pain condition listed here, please call our Austin chiropractic center for more information about how we can help you start feeling better today! We offer an affordable chiropractic cost option if you’re scheduling as a new patient.
Our Approach to Treating Musculoskeletal Pain
Austin Chiropractic & Rehab also offers many other excellent chiropractic therapies for resolving all types of chronic body pain. Dr. McHone often couples myofascial release therapy with spinal adjustments, physiotherapy, McKenzie exercises, or laser therapy to optimize treatment and ensure your health and well-being are restored in as little time as possible. Our Austin myofascial release therapy clinic also provides accident and injury rehabilitation services for addressing whiplash, fractures, and general post-operative recovery. We even offer same day/walk-in appointments! It’s best to call us beforehand for availability.