Myofascial Massage in Briarmeadow, Houston TX
Massage is an ancient technique designed to promote wellness, relaxation, and a variety of health benefits. Myofascial massage is a specific type of massage to relax and lengthen muscles and the tissue covering the top of muscles, known as the fascia.
Why You Might Need Myofascial Massage
The fascia covers the body in one continuous layer, so knots and other restrictions in the fascia can affect other areas of your body. You might develop knots and restrictions in your muscles and fascia due to:
- A traumatic injury
- A vehicular accident
- A minor or major surgery
- Chronic inflammation
- Poor posture
Before Your Myofascial Massage
Treatment begins with a physical examination to determine areas of pain, adhesions, and other restrictions. The physical examination is the foundation of treatment because imaging studies to view the fascia are not yet available.
During Your Myofascial Massage
After the painful restrictions have been identified, your chiropractor will apply gentle pressure and movements to release knots within the fascia and muscle. Active Release Therapy, also known as ART, works to increase mobility by breaking adhesions and other restrictions within tissues.
What You Can Expect From Myofascial Massage
After a myofascial massage, you can expect relaxation of tight muscles and fascia and reduction of myofascial pain. You may also experience increased range of motion and flexibility and a feeling of overall wellness.
Other Chiropractic Services Which Can Be Combined with Myofascial Massage
In addition to myofascial massage, your chiropractor may recommend additional treatments and services to help you reach optimal health and relief from myofascial pain. Additional chiropractic services include:
- Manual adjustment and manipulation
- Thermal therapies, including the application of heat and ice
- Stretching and physical therapy
- Nerve stimulation (TENS)
- Use of tables and rollers to stretch and lengthen muscles, ligaments, and tendons
Want To Know More?
To find out more about myofascial massage and how it can help you, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Bill Nicol at Body Integrations Chiropractic in Briarmeadow, Houston TX. You can reach him in the office by calling (713) 781-3114, so call today.