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Myofascial Release

Myofascial release reduces adhesions between muscle and fascia to provide pain relief, increase mobility, and improve performance.

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.

Benefits of Scraping Include:

  • Reduces pain
  • Improves mobility
  • Helps to improve muscle function and output
  • Fast, nearly immediate results

What to Expect With Scraping:

  • Mild discomfort
  • Redness or bruising
  • Immediate relief