Principles of Myofascial Release & Hands-On Therapy
By: Tone House Director of Sports Medicine Dr. Kamraan Husain
Hands-on therapy represents the pinnacle of recovery principles.
In the last few years, “recovery” has been successfully growing in concepts, technology, and awareness. Tools such as the Hypervolt, vibrating foam rollers, heated belts, and electric stimulation machines are all examples of how far we have come in the self-care model of recovery.
The most important phrase here is “self-care” – self-care is essential to progression and maintenance of optimum health, however its commonly forgotten predecessor, hands-on therapy, still reigns king.
Hands-on therapy includes, but is not limited to; massage therapy, effleurage, petrissage, myofascial release, active release technique, and cross-friction massage.
Each of these hands-on techniques that we use here at Tone House are highly effective and efficient at increasing blood flow, promoting perfusion of tissues (removal of toxins), and improving muscle activation.
From a sports performance perspective, these techniques, especially when applied with active movement, unleash a unique advantage over tools; the power of touch. Tone, texture, and quality of the myofascial connections in the body are what enable a provider to effectively activate or recover an athlete (pre/post training).
Hands-on myofascial treatment is clinically proven to identify and target biomechanical problems inmuscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Its prudent to program your self-care, especially with the assistance of a chiropractor, physical therapist, or massage therapist. A professional will be able to manipulate the tissues at different angles and intensities that will yield more effective results than doing it on your own.
A myofascial release session at Tone House includes an athletic background assessment and injury history evaluation to determine the best method of treatment. Give your body some hands-on love if you have soreness, aches, pains, or just want to get your body activated and functioning at 100% before you hit the Turf.
Experience the benefits of hands-on therapy for yourself by booking a myofascial release session with Dr. Kamraan Husain today.