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Jun 24, 2021

Myofascial Release in London - is it for you?

Myofascial Release in London - is it for you?

Many people seek myofascial release massage after losing flexibility; be it from an injury or from ongoing shoulder, back and neck pains. 

Myofascial release massage focuses on releasing the soft-muscle tension to reduce the pain, and you can receive it from our experienced team in our Balance London centre.

We recommend myofascial release massage therapy to people that experience:

- A sense of excess pressure in the upper body in joints or muscles 

- Tightened tissue that restricts full motion of shoulders, arms, neck or the torso (therefore, you tend to use rely more on one hip or shoulder)

- Headaches or back pains that don’t seem to have a cause

What causes Myofascial Pain?

The term Myofascial comes from the word fascia; a soft and deep layer of muscle tissue that goes all the way down to the bone, and the word ‘Myo’ which is an abbreviation for muscular tissue. 

Sometimes, muscles can develop knots and create tight, ropey strands all around your torso. They are also known as trigger points, areas of muscles that have tensed up and don’t want to give in.  Those trigger points can cause a lot of damage long term, by making other parts of your musculoskeletal system work harder, causing other problems.

What can you expect during Myofascial Release Massage?

This massage has a very hands-on approach to releasing the tension and can be quite intense. Doing it correctly requires the knowledge from both physical therapy and chiropractic fields, as well as the experience of a good masseuse. You can expect this top-level treatment in our Balance London Spa.  

What parts of my body can receive Myofascial release massage?

The main aspect of this therapy is to focus on the parts of your body that are used a lot or are stuck in fixed positions for extended periods of time. Most frequently, we focus on:

- Neck, Shoulders and Arms

- Lower back, Upper back and Hips

- Quads, Calves and Feet

What are the benefits of myofascial release?

The main benefits of this therapy are immense. To start with, it drastically improves your range of motion and improves circulation throughout your body. As a result, this decreases the soreness and assists the tissue recovery process (be it from an injury, exercise or lack of movement).

Fundamentally, it helps to release the tension of your soft muscles which has a domino effect of improving the delicate muscle balance in your body, which will reduce symptomatic pains and decrease your stress levels.  Furthermore, it will improve your blood circulation which will reduce painful symptoms and boost your physical health. 

Book your myofascial release massage session in London today.