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Myofascial Release at
Cleveland Heights Chiropractic Clinic

corporate back massageMyofascial release is a hands-on technique of manual therapy that focuses on relieving tension in the fascia, the connective tissue surrounding muscles. This technique involves applying sustained pressure to areas of discomfort and improving blood flow then placing the targeted muscle group into immediate flexion.

At Cleveland Heights Chiropractic Clinic, our team is proud to offer the therapy for patients of all walks of life-including people just like you!

How Myofascial Release Works

Imagine cutting off blood circulation to a point where the skin turns white (blanched pressure). When pressure is released, blood rushes back, revitalizing the area. Myofascial release works similarly. By holding pressure on tight, tense areas for 30 seconds or more, the muscle begins to relax, allowing increased blood flow and promoting healing. This process can sometimes be accompanied by a popping noise or a sensation of relaxation, much like what you might feel after an adjustment.

Addressing Muscle Knots

Muscle knots, or clustered areas of tension, often result from poor blood flow. Myofascial techniques aim to break up these knots, restoring proper movement and reducing pain. This approach helps to alleviate discomfort and improve overall muscle function.

Specific Techniques for Common Issues

  • Upper Trap Releases for Shoulder Pain: Shoulder pain can often be linked to issues such as uneven hip alignment. By targeting the upper trapezius muscles, myofascial release helps to alleviate shoulder discomfort after using resistive stretching to improve alignment.
  • Psoas Muscle Stretches for Lower Back Pain: The psoas muscle plays a crucial role in lower back health. The psoas muscle is on the anterior side of the hip, it is the first muscle to initiate walking. Pulling your leg back to stretch the quad area until you feel a pull in the front of your hip would be the way to properly stretch this muscle. This is not an option if you have knee replacements. Stretching and releasing this muscle can significantly reduce lower back pain and enhance mobility.

Combining Therapies for Optimal Results

Myofascial release is most effective when used in conjunction with other therapies. Combining MFR with techniques like chiropractic care allows for a more comprehensive approach to treating pain. This integration helps to address both the symptoms and the underlying causes, promoting long-term relief and improved function.

Why Choose Cleveland Heights Chiropractic Clinic f
or Myofascial Release?

At Cleveland Heights Chiropractic Clinic, our skilled therapists are experienced in myofascial techniques designed to target and alleviate your pain. Whether you’re dealing with shoulder pain, lower back issues, or muscle knots, our team is here to help you find relief and enhance your quality of life. We can’t wait to help you heal!



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