Myofascial Release

Hands On Healing offers Myofascial Release Therapy in Montgomery, Alabama.

What Is Myofacial Release?

Myofascial Release is a safe and effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions.

A type of neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release is an extremely effective treatment for those suffering from chronic or severe pain and recurring injuries.

Practically any area of the body that contains soft tissue can be treated using myofascial therapy, including:

  • Hips
  • Shoulders
  • Upper and lower back
  • Neck
  • and others

Understanding Myofascia

Myofascia, or “Fascia” for short, is a specialized system of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider’s web or a sweater.

Fascia is very densely woven, covering and interpenetrating every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein, as well as, all of our internal organs including the heart, lungs, brain and spinal cord.

The most interesting aspect of the fascial system is that it is not just a system of separate coverings. It is one continuous structure that exists from head to toe without interruption.

Each part of the body is connected to every other part by the fascia, like the yarn in a sweater.

Inflamed Fascial Tissue

The consistency of myofascial tissue resembles a fish net which is used to both contain and protect muscle tissue.

When myofascial tissue becomes inflamed through disease, injury, or some other type of trauma (surgery), it loses its flexibility and becomes restricted and tight which produces tension and pain.

The effects can be felt at the sight of the problem, or radiate to other locations within the body.

Those suffering from myofascial tension can experience such problems as:

  • Headaches
  • Reduced flexibility
  • Numbness
  • Chronic muscle pain and spasms
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Arthritis
  • Recurring sports injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Poor posture
  • and others

Montgomery’s 1st Myofascial Specialist

Anthony Allegro, LMT

Anthony graduated from massage school in January of 2000 and opened Hands On Healing in 2003. Upon requests from clients to help them find relief and discover a better place, he started his journey into the world of pain management.

How Myofascial Release Therapy Helps

Bodywork techniques used when performing Myofascial Release Therapy address the myofascial tissue covering the muscles.

Trigger point massage is used because it specifically targets and addresses the source of problems which can be in a completely different area than the experienced pain. Licensed massage therapists are trained to identify problem areas and then effectively treat them through trigger point therapy.

Myofascial release therapy, utilizing trigger point massage, has a number of benefits. These include:

  • Relieving muscle tension and pain
  • Reduced muscle spasms
  • Improved joint movement
  • Ease of breathing
  • Reduction or elimination of recurring injuries
  • and more

Myofascial release is administered by a licensed practitioner. A typical session lasts between 15 minutes and one hour.

Contact our staff of professional massage therapists at Hands On Healing for more information about Myofascial Release Therapy.