Connective tissue or more popularly known as fascia is a body tissue system which has a continuous network that extends from the top of the head to the tip of the toes. It encloses, maintains, shields and instills with every other tissue and organ of the body, as well as nerves, blood vessels, muscle, and bone.
As all muscle is covered by and entrenched with fascia, the technique that is used to alleviate soft tissue from the grip of tense fascia is known as Myofascial release therapy which various massage ChCh clinics offer.
It is an amazing method which helps to reduce pain and inflexibility and rejuvenates energy. It is also known as manual therapy, or hands-on therapy/healing. Myofascial release therapy is a gentle type of extending and balancing which has a profound effect upon the body tissues.
Generally, it does not reflects on any of the typical tests such as x-rays, CAT scans, MRI’s etc which is why they are often left misdiagnosed. Thus the fascia remains jammed down, becomes stiff, dried out and restricted after surgery but also following trauma, inflammation, or disease.
The tightening fascia can put stress on the body which is very painful and it spreads to whole building up in more pain. Also, it exhibits general pain symptoms which are not even related to the primary complaint. Click here to get the full details on how you can use this massage therapy as medicine to heal yourself.
This is why at the time of treatment, the therapists treat the body areas that you may not think are related to your condition. The type of release technique used by the therapist will rely upon where in your body the therapist finds the fascia restricted.
It is felt that the release of tight tissue is accompanied by the release of trapped metabolic waste products in the surrounding tissue and bloodstream.