Myofascial Release is great for tight, stubborn muscles. We use two methods – manual and with an instrument. Manually, our doctors may do soft-tissue work in the form of Active Release, or Trigger Point Therapy to loosen up your neck, for example, before an adjustment. It feels much like a targeted massage.
The second style of Myofascial Release offered is known as Graston Technique, or Scraping. This technique utilizes a stainless steel instrument paired with coconut oil to slide across the skin that is covering a faulty muscle. This method is designed to break up adhesions (microscopic scar tissue) between painful, problematic muscles and their fascial covering.