Do you ever feel like you can't move because your muscles feel still? Your fascia is what surrounds your muscles and joints. While it could be your muscles, it may also be your connective tissue that's the problem.
Sometimes, the fascia becomes rigid, causing pain and problems with mobility. Fascia release therapy is a type of treatment that can restore flexibility in your body.
Dr. Jason Ablett and the team at Pinnacle Health Chiropractic offer fascial release therapy as part of their holistic approach to pain. Dr. Ablett is an experienced chiropractor offering modern technology and proven treatments to provide you with long-term pain relief.
What is fascial release therapy?
Fascial release therapy is a type of physical therapy Dr. Ablett uses to diminish pain throughout your body. It's a type of manual manipulation procedure that Dr. Ablett uses during massage therapy.
Fascial release therapy could benefit you if you're suffering from chronic headaches or muscle tension. To understand how this therapy works, you must know about your fascia.
The fascia is the connective tissue that's found throughout your entire body. It's web-like and surrounds your joints, muscles, and organs.
Usually, your fascia is loose and free. Still, it can become tight if you've suffered an injury or don't get enough physical activity. When your fascia is tight, it affects your muscles and joints. You may have significant stiffness in your joints or tension in your muscles.
Chronically tight fascia can inhibit your mobility and your range of motion. It also takes a toll on your flexibility and causes muscle discomfort.
Fascial release therapy allows Dr. Ablett to loosen your fascia and provide long-lasting relief to your muscles and joints.
The fascial release procedure
When you're suffering from tightness in your muscles or joints, Dr. Ablett evaluates you for tight fascia. Suppose he determines that your discomfort is related to a fascia problem. In that case, he provides you with specialized chiropractic care and fascial release.
During a fascial release, Dr. Ablett performs manual therapy to loosen tight tissues. He uses his hands and special tools to work deep down into your fascial layers to relieve pain.
He may also incorporate massage therapy into your treatment for the best results. The treatment time depends on how you respond to the therapy and how much of your fascia Dr. Ablett needs to treat.
During the treatment, you may feel a release of tension from areas of tightness or stiffness. You'll feel pressure from Dr. Ablett and the fascial release tools but shouldn't feel significant pain.
Afterward, you can go home and resume your normal activities. However, you may feel like just relaxing and allowing your body to enjoy the decreased tension and discomfort.
How soon will you feel better?
You may feel immediate relief after your session. Dr. Ablett continues the fascial release therapy until he's sure your tissues are relaxed, and tension is released.
Although much of the tension is gone after the procedure, you may have discomfort or soreness over the next few days. Mild pain is normal after a fascial release, as Dr. Ablett applied pressure to the tissues in the affected area.
Dr. Ablett also provides aftercare instructions on keeping your fascia from becoming tight and painful. He recommends exercises at home and regular chiropractic visits to keep your connective tissue loose and you free from pain.
Call our office today at 425-368-5744 to make a consultation with Dr. Ablett for fascial release therapy. You can also schedule an appointment online using the booking tool on our web page.