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About Our Muscle Work – Myofacial Release

In life it is very easy for our bodies to become over-stressed. Stress comes in three categories: physical, chemical and emotional. Anyone with a spine and nervous system should receive chiropractic care with muscle work to release the stress that life has caused on the body. Regardless of what stress is causing your body to experience, chiropractic can help your body heal itself.

What is Muscle Work?

I have discovered, through experience, that patient’s recover faster and hold their adjustments longer when combining the adjustment with muscle work. When the spine is subluxated (misalignment affecting the nervous system) it puts stress on our body. When our body experiences stress, our muscles naturally hold tension. Myofascial release is used to release the stress and tension built up in our soft tissues thus allowing our body to stay subluxation free and heal itself.

How Does Myofacial Release Techniques Work?

Myofacial Release treats skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in the muscles. (The fascial part involves the thin ligament that covers all muscles and is what ‘makes’ scar tissue.) Fascia is a thin, tough, elastic type of connective tissue that wraps most structures within the human body, including muscle. Fascia supports and protects these structures. The theory is that the soft tissue can become restricted due to psychogenic disease, overuse, trauma, infectious agents, or inactivity, often resulting in pain, muscle tension, and diminished blood flow. (Soft tissue mobilization and manipulation utilize this technique.)

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