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Myofascial release technique relieves pain by using manually applied pressure to facilitate the break up of scar tissue.
Myofascial Release Techniques (MRT) can successfully treat skeletal muscle immobility and pain by releasing the tension in contracted muscles, thus improving blood circulation and lymphatic drainage.
MRT is not a massage, it's a more powerful myofascial technique that can alter tissue composition by breaking up the scar tissue that’s the cause of pain and discomfort.
It is not unbearably painful, contrary to what people read and sometimes see online in popular YouTube videos. While it can be uncomfortable it is not at all unbearable. Most patients are able to remain relaxed while undergoing treatment. The pressure required to "release" or break down the scar tissue and intramuscular adhesion is fairly strong, there has yet to be a patient that found the treatment to be too painful.
Scar tissue forms as the body tries to heal a wound or injury. Scar tissue is replacement tissue that’s never quite as good as the tissue it replaces. Usually it’s good enough. But problems can occur when the body produces too much scar tissue. When this happens in a joint, say the shoulder, it limits its range of motion and can cause pain.
Scar tissue can also form adhesion–bands that connect two other pieces of tissue together that should be kept separate. This can happen to both muscles and soft tissue. In either case, adhesions often cause pain and limit function.
At HeadacheawayMD we specialize in rehabilitation techniques to decrease adhesion formation and increase the healing process. Whether its normal activities through the day that have led to achy tight muscles or a traumatic event, we are here to help. Our musculoskeletal specilists use varity of different techniques ranging from graston, mrt, ischemic compression, cupping and much more.