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Myofascial Release Massage in London: The Essentials

Category: Health
Last updated on: 15/09/2023
Man in London using foam roller for myofascial release massage

If you're in London and looking to relieve chronic muscle pain through myofascial release massage, you've come to the right place! We offer mobile therapy right to your doorstep, delivered by qualified professionals.

 

Find a mobile myofascial therapist near you. Enter your London address or postcode below:

Or read on below to learn more about the benefits and techniques of this popular massage.

 


 

Unlocking Relief with Myofascial Release Massage

Your body's myofascial system is an intricate network of connective tissues that envelops your bones, organs, and muscles. Think of it as a sophisticated, three-layered web akin to Spiderman's but denser, pivotal to your overall health and wellbeing.

When these tissues are in prime condition, they remain flexible and relaxed. However, strain, injuries or stress can give rise to 'myofascial trigger points,' areas of tension that often result in chronic discomfort and pain. Learn more about myofascial trigger points.

Our London-based mobile therapists offer specialised myofascial release therapy—a set of targeted massage techniques designed to relieve tension and alleviate discomfort in these problem areas, right in the comfort of your home.

 


 

Key Techniques for Myofascial Pain Release

The key to effective myofascial release massage is understanding trigger points and referred pain.

 

Trigger Points

Our mobile therapists in London specialise in locating these trigger points. They use their fingertips to scan for tension throughout the body. Once a trigger point is identified, it is targeted with precise pressure and timing to alleviate the tightly coiled fascia. Each pressure point is typically held for a few seconds, then released, and the process is repeated multiple times.

 

Referred Pain

Referred pain is the sensation of pain in a location separate from the originating trigger point. Understanding this concept is essential for effective myofascial release massage. Our therapists are trained to identify and treat areas of referred pain to provide comprehensive relief.

 

Recent studies, including a 2015 review in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, support the efficacy of myofascial massage, including micro fascial release and self-massage, in relieving pain.

 


 

Myofascial Therapy at Your London Home

Consistency is the cornerstone of effective myofascial release therapy. The hustle and bustle of London life can make it challenging to stick to a regular treatment schedule. That's why we offer the services of skilled mobile therapists specialised in muscle fascia release, right at your doorstep.

Enjoy the benefits of our in-home treatments — no commuting, immediate relaxation in your own environment, and flexible appointment times that fit your busy London lifestyle.

Simply enter your postcode in the search box near the top of this page to find the closest myofascial release specialists in London to you.

If you're interested in trying a more hands-on approach, keep reading on for some valuable tips and insights on self-myofascial release (SMR) techniques.

 


 

Boost Your Recovery with DIY Self-Myofascial Release (SMR)

While our mobile therapists bring expertise to your doorstep, you can also explore self-myofascial release (SMR) techniques to maintain your fascial health between sessions. These simple DIY methods require minimal equipment and can be done at home.

 

Foam Rolling

One of the most accessible tools for SMR is a foam roller, like the one shown in the image at the top of this page. Place it under tight muscle groups like your calves or back and roll slowly. Pause when you find a tight spot and allow the muscle to relax.

 

Lacrosse Ball Massage

A lacrosse ball can target smaller, trickier areas like the shoulders and feet. Press the ball against the area and move in a circular motion. For added pressure, lean against a wall.

 

Stretching

Dynamic stretches can help release fascial tension. These should be slow and controlled movements that mimic the activity you'll be performing.

 

The Hand Technique

You can use your hands to apply pressure on tense areas. The thumb and palm work best for this. Apply gradual pressure and move in a circular motion.

By incorporating these SMR techniques, you're not only amplifying the benefits of your professional mobile massage sessions but also taking an active role in your well-being.

 


 

Myofascial Pain vs. Fibromyalgia

Myofascial pain and fibromyalgia may share similarities, but their distinct conditions and accordingly slightly different massage techniques are used. Myofascial pain tends to be more widespread, often referred to other body parts, whereas fibromyalgia involves acute sensitivity at the site of the damaged fibres.

For a deeper understanding of fibromyalgia and the benefits of massage therapy, explore our dedicated article on treating fibromyalgia pain with massage.

Do not ignore chronic muscle pain as it can lead to anxiety, stress, and depression over time. If you're experiencing discomfort, we recommend you talk to your doctor about getting a myofascial release massage in London.

 


 

Frequently Asked Questions about Myofascial Release

 

What Is Facial Release and How Is It Different from Myofascial Release?

Facial release targets the fascial layers of the face, offering a specialised approach distinct from general myofascial release.

 

How Does Muscle Fascia Release Relieve Pain?

Muscle fascia release focuses on loosening tight fascia around muscles, alleviating pain and improving mobility.

 

Is Myofascial Pain Release Effective for Chronic Pain?

Yes, myofascial pain release is particularly effective for treating chronic pain by targeting specific trigger points.

 

What Does Micro Fascial Release Target?

Micro fascial release is a more precise technique aimed at smaller, targeted areas within the fascial network.

 

Can Myofascial Muscle Release Help Athletes?

Absolutely, athletes often use myofascial muscle release to recover from muscle tightness and improve performance.

 

What's the Difference Between Myofascial Massage and Myofascial Release?

While both aim to relieve tension in the fascial network, myofascial massage provides general relief, whereas myofascial release employs more targeted techniques.

 

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