How it Helps Relieve Pain

Is your body constantly feeling tight? Do you feel tightness in your body? Are your shoulders, neck and back aching? Myofascial release may be the solution to the pain you are experiencing.

What is Myo? ?

It's 100% legit, we promise. We're going to start by explaining the basics if this is something you have never heard of.

"Myo" is the abbreviation for muscular tissue. Chad Adams DC, chiropractor states that Fascia is the three-dimensional web made up of connective tissues. This includes the most superficial and deepest layers as well as the bones.

It is part of his body's scaffolding, he says.

He says, "It provides our bodies with levers and pivots that allow us to move." We get less motion, less nutrients for our joints and less range of motion if a portion of the system is damaged. You also have a higher sensitivity to pain which can lead to an increase in susceptibility to the early stages of degeneration.

A tight neck and frequent spasms can lead to serious, potentially fatal conditions such as stenosis.

Dr. Adams gives an overview of myofascial work and the techniques you can use.

What's myofascial release?

Myofacial (or myofacial) release is an approach that uses hands to relieve pain and discomfort.

Don't expect to receive a relaxing massage with aromatherapy or pan flute music. Myofascial release is a powerful experience.

A physical therapist, chiropractor, or massage therapist can massage your fascia and muscles to loosen knots during a myofascial session.

Is it possible?

Applying pressure to sore or tight areas of the body to induce relaxation is another aspect of myofascial treatment. You can use your elbows, hands or an instrument like a foam roll or ball to apply pressure. It's possible to feel sore, but once it subsides, your muscles will be much more relaxed than they were before.

It is great for those areas that you use a lot, or are in fixed positions for quite a while. Your:

To ease pain or tightness during myofascial releases, it is necessary to locate the cause. Dr. Adams suggests finding tender spots and remaining there until the area releases or becomes more open. It could take between two and five minutes.

Dr. Adams explains that people will jump onto a foam roller and roll for a few seconds, thinking they have everything. But it takes time and effort. If you feel like there is tension, tightness or a feeling of "Oh my gods, this is it!" then stay put. This could be the epicenter. It is possible that you will find other places around your epicenter to release/adjust after you have addressed the core problem.


If you are suffering from neck tightness, tension or headaches, myofascial releases can be a great option. A few easy myofascial relaxation techniques can help you ease tension right at your home.

If you feel pain in one side or the other of your neck,

Follow the pain line down your neck and back with your thumbs or fingers. Keep applying pressure to the area until it is gone. Dr. Adams said, "I want that you push with moderate power." You should "cry a bit" if you have neck pain.

Apply pressure with your fingers to the affected area. For about one minute, you should keep the pressure on that area. Then, move your neck in one direction and switch sides. Do this in every direction three times. Dr. Adams states that you should be able do it comfortably. These techniques can be used to relieve shoulder pain if your shoulders have been carrying the entire weight of the universe.

If you feel pain radiating from your shoulders down to your arms:

Apply pressure with your thumb on the pain area. Adams suggests Dr. Adams to apply moderate pressure while dragging your thumb towards the point of pain. Do this 5-6 times. To pinpoint the source of shoulder pain, you can:

Your entire hand should be used to grasp your shoulder. To apply pressure, use your thumb. Adams states, "Use moderate pressure and push the tissue until it hurts." Ten to fifteen seconds. Myofascial relief is not an Olympic sport. It is not about what you can do before someone else, it's not about how painful you can be. Start with a simple tool like a tennis ball. Use it to roll your muscles and to press on tight areas.

A lacrosse ball can be a great alternative if you feel the pressure is too much. It's possible to experiment with different pressures and make adjustments. Don't spend your hard-earned money on costly massage tools. Dr. Adams claims that you can find major relief with items less than $20.

The Benefits of Myofascial Releasing

You can do this if you do it often

You should stop feeling sharp shooting pain while you do myofascial therapy at home if it doesn't get better. Contact a professional immediately.

If you take blood thinners and have any other health issues, it is best to not do this.

You shouldn't do myofascial releases casually. Dr. Adams points out that the best results are only possible if it is done consistently.

"I do some thing every day regardless of my pain. He says that he scans every joint in my body within five minutes. "If I discover that there are a few areas in my body that aren't working, I fix them that day."

It's easy to get caught up in the home routine and feel like you aren't really doing anything. Dr. Adams says that this is not true.

He says, "My greatest recommendation is to stay consistent even if you only have a few minutes per day." It will pay off in the long-term.

Dr. Adams recommends talking to your healthcare provider if there is a concern or if the pain doesn't get better.

He says, "You must trust your instincts." For example, if you are suffering from a persistent shoulder injury, and have tried many things, but it doesn't improve, then you should seek professional help.