Are your muscles chronically contracted?
Such systemic tension in our musculoskeletal system has myriad ramifications in the present and a ripple effect that will be felt long in the future. That is why we make alleviating such tension a top priority at our office in Ramsey. When you think about it, almost every facet of the modern lifestyle is geared toward creating muscle tension:
- Commuting, working
- Sitting incessantly
- Sedentary forms of entertainment
- Poor diets and a lack of exercise
This tension is accumulating constantly and pulling your body out of alignment. The best thing you can do to avoid tension on a daily basis is to stretch and exercise regularly. But sometimes your body needs a little more- an extra layer of attention that focuses specifically on the root causes of systemic muscle tightness. All this tension calls for myofascial release!
Myofascial release is a direct response to systemic muscle tension
The goals of this natural treatment are to:
- Improve musculoskeletal mobility
- Release tension in chronically contracted muscles
- Improve local and systemic blood and lymph circulation
- Stimulate the stretch reflex in the muscles
The treatment works by providing a chronically contracted muscle with gentle pressure and low-force stretching. By relaxing the muscle, we improve elasticity and restore mobility, and hopefully achieve a decrease in the amount of pain or tension you have been experiencing. The goal, as with all our modalities, is to restore normal movement and promote greater function in a given muscle.
Reducing systemic stress one muscle at a time
Myofascial release is just one tool in our toolbox of natural healing modalities at Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center. If you are interested in finding out more about our treatment methods for chronically tight muscles, give our office in Ramsey a call to schedule an appointment today.