How Can I Use Fascial Release Therapy On My Own?

Struggling with a chronic pain disorder and needing constant attention to repair your myofascial tissues can be burdensome to undertake, especially if you don’t want to see a doctor, but through fascial release therapy (also known as MFR or Myofascial Release) you can actually take control of your connective tissues all on your own. There’s a few ways you can go about doing this, and you don’t have to worry and burden yourself even further if you don’t have someone to take care of your or money to see a therapist or physiotherapist who can administer the fascial release at trigger points bothering you. However, you can handle your fascial tissue pain on your own, whether it is acute or chronically occurring myofascial pain syndrome.

How Can I Achieve Fascial Release and Maintain?

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Getting your fascial tissue to cooperate with your efforts is something that is most certainly achievable and multiple fascial release therapies can be possibly applied to meet your goals, depending on what they are, or how persistent. Fascial release can be achieved through fascial massage treatment, as the fascia becomes damaged due to trauma or overuse of repetitive motion, and needs to be softened back to its normal state. By applying pressure lightly but consistently for a steady one to three minute time period per “trigger point” on the body. These points are places in which the connective tissue (fascia or fascial tissue) that is connected to all the muscles in your body becomes contracted and bunched up with tense and taught muscle.

How Often Should I Do Fascial Release Therapy?

The build up and the break down of the fascial tissue can go back and forth depending again on how bad the trauma is and how frequently you would be someone to need fascial release to continue repairing your muscular and other systems. More persistent need for fascial release is usually due to those who are very active, and sometimes overdo or over-extend their muscles. While the connective tissue of the fascia is extremely strong, is can be over worn and result in needing to take the time to give yourself a fascial massage in all the areas you can reach on your own using your own hands, or through using tools created exactly for breaking down and releasing fascial trigger points.

Fascial Release is Crucial if You Work Out

If you workout you should try out fascial release therapy sessions once or twice, once a day, after an extreme or intense workout session. If you’re a less active sports player or worker who is on their feet a lot – or someone who is at an office or chair all day – then you’re still constantly putting stress on the muscles and fascial tissue holding your muscles up and will need the right amount of fascial release to stay balanced. Fascial release can be done as often as it’s needed to keep your body aligned, however, doing it on your own gives you the unique advantage of being able to feel the changes going on in your body very intimately. As you grow in your understanding and fascial release more often, you’ll have a better attentiveness and care for how you use your muscle and joints in order to avoid pain and inflammation of your fascia – the root of your problem.